Lesson Plan

Character Traits in Fairy Tales

As your learners identify physical and internal character traits, make sure they provide evidence. Use this as a stand alone lesson, or as a pre-lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/fairy-tales-character-traits/" target="_blank">Fairy Tales: Character Traits</a> lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Fairy Tales: Character Traits lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to describe a character's traits using text-based support.

Language

Students will be able to identify and discuss character traits in a text with adjectives, verbs, and adverbs using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Give each student a sticky note and instruct them to write one word that describes them. Have them put the sticky note on the board.
  • Read through the sticky notes, keeping student names anonymous, and elaborate about what the sticky note describes. For example, clarify that the word tall describes a person's appearance. The word shy describes a person's actions, thoughts, and feelings. Write the word Adjectives above the students' notes and explain that each of these words is an ajdecitve, which is a word that describes a noun.
  • Share the student-friendly language objective by reading it aloud. Have learners repeat it. Explain that today's lesson will be about using clues in the text, in the form of adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, to help us learn about the characters.