Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Activities for Analyzing Character: Getting to Know Them...Getting to Know Me

It's the first few days of school and you have
    Activities for Analyzing Character: Getting to Know Them...Getting to Know Me cover
  • Reviewed your syllabus
  • Explained and discussed the school's and your classroom rules
  • Assessed students' writing as a jumping off point to empower your charges to develop their skills and abilities
  • Assessed students' comprehension levels so you can decide what elements of literature to use a focal points and activities in your lessons
  • Handed out forms parents need to sign and collected the completed items
  • Enjoyed a few ice breaker lessons, and
  • Attended a variety of department, PLC and whole faculty meetings.
It's Good to be Me...It's Good to be You Activity
Now you need some activities. These engaging printables will hook students into reading and writing about the first text that they will study. The two activities will check off two of your, "Need to Do" boxes. Not only will they engage students in their character exploration of the people they meet in their reading, but they will also allow your charges to reveal their own personalities and thoughts.

This is a great way for young people to turn their private "The Me You Don't Know" traits and thoughts into their "The Me I Want You to Know" word pictures that they are willing to share publically.

Also, these FREE activities fulfill two objectives on most lesson plans- they will jump start students' higher level thinking skills and also give them the chance to exhibit their thinking in their writing.

Young people love to talk about their lives and to offer what they choose about themselves.  Here is their chance to do so while they are analyzing literature.

Friend or Foe Activity
This product is aligned with Common Core Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy:
Reading: R1, 3, 10
Writing: W1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10
Speaking and Listening: SL 3, 4,
Language: L 1, 2, 6
Bloom’s Taxonomy
• Remember/Understand: describe, discuss, explain, identify, observe
• Apply: illustrate, compose
• Analyze: infer, differentiate, examine, distinguish, determine, deduce
• Evaluate: conclude, discuss, verify, support, select, give your opinion, justify
• Create: hypothesize, imagine, compose
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Happy Teaching,

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