Lesson Plan

Pumpkin Creatures

This lesson plan integrates art and reading to create a character by personifying a pumpkin. Your students will enjoy writing a story about a character that they have created!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use personification to develop and describe their characters.


(5 minutes)
  • Ask your students to define the term character trait.
  • Remind them that character traits are adjectives that describe someone's personality.
  • Write this on the board.
  • Ask students to define personification.
  • Remind them that personification is applying a human characteristic to something nonhuman.
  • Write the definition on the board.

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