STEAL a Character - character analysis and development for reading and writing.

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Easily develop the comprehension and creative writing skills of your students with this highly effective graphic organizer designed to fully explore the character traits of the characters your students read and write about.

This highly motivational and appealing resource will be the launch pad for your students to hone their metalanguage proficiencies in language, literature and literacy as they discuss in depth the nuances of character development and motivation in what they read and create.

STEAL a character is a process where your students analyze a character by focusing on what the character;

SAYS - What does the character SAY? How do they say it? What does that tell you about that character? 
What the character says should add to the audience’s understanding of what the character is like and what motivates them. 

THINKS - How does this character THINK? What thoughts go through their heads? 
What and how the character thinks should reveal to the audience the true personality behind the character. Thoughts help reveal the truth and motivations behind the character’s actions and reactions.

EFFECT - What EFFECT does this character have on others? How do they react?
How other characters react to this character lets the audience know how this character is perceived by the world.

ACT - How does this character ACT? What does this tell you about them?Knowing how and why the characters acts the way they do is a valuable comprehension skill in understanding and creating a literary text.

LOOK - How does this character LOOK? Do they have special physical features?
Many literary devices can be used when describing the physical attributes of a character; simile, personification, alliteration and adjectival phrases, and so on.

This pack contains;
a blank STEAL A CHARACTER graphic organizer;
an example of how to use the graphic organizer;
an alternative layout to the graphic organizer;
and 10 practice worksheets.

This pack clearly aligns to the Australian English Curriculum for Year 4, 5 and 6 and the United States of America’s Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Grades 4, 5, and 6.

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AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM
YEAR 4
Recognise how quotation marks are used in texts to signal dialogue, titles and quoted (direct) speech (ACELA1492)
Investigate how quoted (direct) and reported (indirect) speech work in different types of text (ACELA1494)
Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features of literary texts (ACELT1604)
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension (ACELT1605)
Create literary texts by developing storylines, characters and settings (ACELT1794)

YEAR 5
Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or idea (ACELA1508)
Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced (ACELT1612)

YEAR 6
Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrases (ACELA1523)
Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1613)
Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions (ACELY1709)

COMMON CORE STANDARDS

GRADE 4
READING
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

WRITING
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.A
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3.B
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

GRADE 5
READING
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

WRITING
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.A
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.B
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

GRADE 6
READING
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

WRITING
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3.A
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3.B
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

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