This paired text companion uses The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush and The Legend of the Bluebonnet to help students analyze characters and the traits they posses through the character's actions. Students are asked to look at evidence from the story to support the character traits chosen to describe each character.
The lesson begins with a warm-up which asks students to work with a partner to analyze the pictures from the cover of each story and compare/ contrast the pictures using a venn diagram.
The lesson involves both whole group and partner/ small group work. The final writing activity is an individual activity.
Graphic Organizers for Character Analysis
Graphic Organizer for Character Comparisons
Compare/ Contrast Writing Activity
3 Extension Activities