Friday, December 13, 2013


 We've been working hard on analyzing characters in order to further understand stories that we are reading. The students have learned a lot about empathizing with characters, making predictions based on choices the characters make, looking at how other characters interact and view them, and the objects that the characters might use or have.  I've been very impressed with the deeper thinking that students have been using.

 Today I asked them to synthesize all that knowledge to do a character study. They chose one character that we've read in class, or that they have read in one of their individual books. They used the online organizer known as Popplet to describe their character and prove their thinking.  We will finish this activity next week, and I'll be sure to share some of their finished work.

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