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