Lesson Plan:

Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III

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November 4, 2015
by Elizabeth S. Tyree

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize character traits and use these traits to compare and contrast main characters.


Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Tell students to get out their workbooks and pencils and turn to page 9.
  • Explain to your students that today they are going to be determining character traits from context clues.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Read and complete pages 9 and 10 of the workbook with your class.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Instruct students to complete pages 11 and 12.
  • Walk around the classroom, observing and helping as needed.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Instruct students to complete pages 13 and 14 independently.



  • Enrichment: Have advanced students create anchor charts for each character.
  • Support: Students in need of support may work in small groups or one-on-one with the teacher. Students in need of support may create anchor charts to depict character traits for each character with the aid of a teacher.


Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Grade pages 9-14 to check for student understanding.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Make sure that everyone has turned in their work.
  • Review with the students the differences and similarities evident in the main characters they read about.

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