Unit 6: Learning About Characters

Family

1.Read book together and talk about how you feel about the character. Give examples.

2.Read a book together and have a discussion with a family member about your character’s actions.  Explain why they did those things.

3.Read a book together and have a discussion with a family member about your character’s feelings.  Explain why they felt those things.

4.Read a book and change your voices for the characters.

5.Make a puppet for the characters.

6.Using the puppets, act out the book with a family member.

7.Read a book together. Have a discussion of one thing you would change about your character and talk about how that would change the story.  

 

Independent

Readers get to know characters in their books!

1.Create a Character Sketchbook

2.Draw/Write about Characters

  • Sketch a picture of the main character.
  • Draw/write how the main character is the same as you are.
  • Draw/write how the main character is different than you are.
  • Draw/write how the main character is the same as someone you know.
  • Draw/write how the main character is different than someone you know.
  • Draw/write how the main character is the same as another character.
  • Draw/write how the main character is different than another character.
  • Make a list of all the things that the character does in your book.
  • Make a list of the different ways your character feels in your book.
  • Go back to your book with a post-it note and jot down thought and/or speech bubbles.
  • Make a list how your character’s feelings change from the beginning to the end of the book.
  • Read your book and change your voice to match the character.
  • Act out your book.
  • Draw the problem and solution of the book.
  • Practice retelling your books.