Tuesday, November 4, 2014

How Characters Change Throughout A Story

Characters within a story often change. Sometimes, it is one event, conversation, or obstacle that has been overcome that changes a characters outlook about a situation.

Other times, it is the accumulation of several events that makes a character think about a situation or even himself differently. Comparison and contrast is such a broad skill that it also encompasses the comparison and contrast of characters.  

It is important for students to not only state the fact that a character has changed, but also identify and explain the plot events that led to this change. 

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  1. I did the same basic thing last year with the story "Meet Me at the Cucumbers, " where Adam's character goes from shy to bold, after impulsively climbing the scarecrow..........................between those two character trait words on the graphic organizer chart, children would copy down text evidence on sticky notes, as proof of that personality change