This flip book, based on Out of the Dust, will encourage students to think about the elements of characterization using STEAL (Speech, Thoughts, Effect on Others, Actions and Looks). Five characters are represented, along with 2 optional extension pages. I have also created an editable scoring rubric to assist with grading that can also be used for peer editing.
In addition to the character pages, I have created a planner for students to utilize before completing their pages, as well as a list of common descriptive terms. These terms are meant to serve as a springboard for planning and writing. The descriptive writing element in this activity weaves through anchor standards for Common Core and also meets guidelines for the UDL (Universal Design for Learning.) I have included these in an editable format that can be copied and pasted into a lesson plan.
As an additional activity, students have a character chart that asks them to view the character through the lens of Growth Mindset by considering how the character grows through the story, faces challenges, overcomes problems, learns and improves and how he or she impacts other characters. Students can be creative with their pages and will enjoy fusing art with literature.
5 Tabbed Character Pages for booklet or interactive notebook pages
2 Optional Extension Pages to describe the dust and the piano as characters (great pair/share activity)
Scoring Rubric in PDF and in editable Excel format
Growth Mindset Character Chart (subjective, not included in rubric)
Common Core Anchor and UDL Standards (Word File))
Descriptive Terms List (PDF and Excel Editable)
Thank you so much for considering my product. Click on the green star on the right to follow my store for sales and new uploads.