Use this freebie as you engage students in studying Cynthia Rylant's Scarecrow. Students will close read the text, looking through the characterization lens. They will study how Rylant develops her character through his feelings, actions, physical traits, words, and thoughts. Then, after close reading and studying the mentor text, students will develop a character for one of their stories more thoroughly and use the new ideas to enhance their drafts.
Included in this document:
- Text of the Book
- Anchor Chart sample for Scarecrow
- Student Rehearsal handout
Tags: Close Reading, Rehearsal, Writing Workshop, characterization, character feelings, character traits, character thoughts, Scarecrow, Cynthia Rylant