• Studying Characters Through Key Details
    Essential Question:  How can we read in such a way that we learn life lessons from literature, especially by paying attention to the complexity of characters: to characters' external and internal selves, to differences in perspective and motivation in a story and to lessons characters learn (or should learn but don't)?
    • Readers read to notice and reflect on characters' external pressures and internal strengths and flaws.
    • Readers discern characters' perspectives and motivations.
    • Readers analyze how characters change, learn lessons, and teach lessons.

    Anchor Text: "Inside Out" by Francsico Jimenez

    Writing and Discussing Characters: Learning Progressions: Grades 4-7
    Reader's Notebook Entry (Using F.A.T.S. to analyze a character): Francisco Reader's Notebook Entry