Our Characters lesson plan for grades 1-2 introduces the concept of main and minor characters to young students. During this lesson, students are asked to match short stories with the characters they are about in order to practice visualizing characters and reading comprehension with regards to characters. Students are also asked to read a story and answer questions about the characters in the story, how they interact, and what their characteristics are.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the characters in the story and tell the difference between the main character and other characters. Students will also be able to identify at least one characteristic of a character.