It's all about me! In this lesson, students will identify character traits in a story and decide if they have the same traits. This lesson incorporates literature, writing, comparison skills, and social skills.
Students will be able to identify adjectives that are common character trait words.
Students will be able to identify the traits of a main character in a story.
Students will be able to make a connection between the story's main character and their own personal traits.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Begin the lesson by discussing characters. The goal of this is to define what a character is. Potential discussion questions include: Who is in your favorite book? What is a character in your favorite book? What are the traits, or qualities, that describe a character?
Initiate a discussion about comparing characters, or finding what is the same or different between them.
Ask one volunteer to give a list of adjectives, or descriptor words, about his favorite book character.
Have the class brainstorm a list of favorite characters. Record student responses on chart paper.
Have students share adjectives that describe a character. Include a visual or drawing of the adjective if possible.
Have students use adjectives to briefly describe a favorite character to a partner.
Provide an illustrated word bank of character traits or a bilingual glossary.