Character Study

In our Character Study lesson plan, students learn about how to study characters in literature using their actions, words, and motivations. Students learn about why being able to complete a character study is important and practice filling out character study grids.

Our Character Study lesson plan introduces students to the process of character study, prompting them to consider character motivations, actions, and words. During this lesson, students are asked to fill out a character study grid, including the character’s actions, word/thoughts, and motivations, and then use it to describe the character as a whole; this allows students to think more deeply about characters. Students are also asked to answer questions about the lesson material and vocabulary, demonstrating their understanding of it.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to successfully complete a character study.

Common Core State Standards: RL.4.3., CC.RL.5.

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Language Arts


4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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