Friday, March 29, 2013
Battle of the Books
Since my students were finished with their chapter books each group worked on a project that had them analyze the main characters. I had one student from each group trace their hands and feet onto construction paper. Then, they had to draw the main character for their book. Around the picture they wrote qualities of the characters and things they learned about them throughout the story. Then, they looked for parts in the book where the author allowed the main character to speak. This is generally when you learn important information about the way the character thinks. They also found examples within the book when other characters reacted to the main character. This allows the reader to learn more about the character as well. I am thrilled with how these projects turned out. I think the characters are spot on!