This PDF file is a companion graphic organizer for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2012) Journeys - fifth grade selection "Old Yeller". Students are asked to identify a character trait that describes each character and to quote from the text evidence that supports their answers. They also choose the character that they admire most and give a reason for the selection. My students read more carefully when they complete a text dependent graphic organizer such as this.
I have also included a differentiated version for students who need more support. Both version include an answer key.
Thank you for considering this product. Feedback is appreciated. I have also written companions for most of the fifth grade Journeys selections.