The lesson plan includes a Do It Now so the students can get into a certain mind set. They will be asked to describe themselves and what characteristics define them as a person, be that physical or personality. They will then be asked to fill out a character chart. This will help them prepare to write their final essay. By having them think about themselves as characters, it will be easier for them to spot different events or quotes from the text to better support their position in their final essay.
NOTE: The final essay in this unit will be posted as another item. The Character Map is already posted as another item.