Teaching about character traits
As we have entered the month of August, every teacher, whether she likes it or not, starts thinking about school. Some of us have dreams (or nightmares). Some of us go on a Pinterest spree. We walk through Target and ask ourselves "What do I 'need' from the dollar section?" You don't do this? Okay, maybe it's just me. Anyway, we are also thinking about what were some of our students' challenges last year, and how we will address them this year. My third and fourth graders had difficulty with…
3 Secrets for Teaching Character Traits – Teacher Trap
Character Study Made Easy! Here are the 3 secrets of teaching character traits so that students really get it!
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Character Project for ANY Novel!
I mentioned in a this post and this post how we have been just knee deep in character study. We were reading the novel Rules , which my st...
Anchor Chart Gallery
It's spring cleaning time in my classroom (are you in that mood, too?) and I'm sorting through all of my anchor charts, taking some down to make room for others and deciding which ones to pass on to my intern. (She graduates from USF next month... yay, Laura!) So I took a picture of each one just in case I need to make it again and need a little inspiration. I'm posting them here in case you're visual like me and like to collect ideas for your anchor charts. They're random and in no…
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Character Study Part 2: Character Traits, Character Change, and More - Young Teacher Love
Welcome to Part 2 of our Character Study! You can read up on Part 1 HERE! Our Analyzing Character Unit is in FULL swing in our classroom. We started by discussing the different types of characters in our books. Since we’ve had many read alouds and read a lot of mentor texts this year, it […]
Our Reader's Notebooks
Today we had a 6th grade Language Arts teacher planning day. I was really excited about it, but I am bummed at the lack of things we actual...
Happy Dance and a Giveaway! :) - One Extra Degree
Can you hear me screaming all the way in Ohio?! Because I am. 🙂 Friends, I finally completed my very last grad school class!!! I am a FREE woman! Seriously, I am so happy to be able to focus on my family and school now… without one more additional layer. I can’t even articulate what …
Mrs. Patton's Class
This week in Reader's Workshop, we are continuing our study of characterization. We want to understand how characters think, feel and change during a story. This will help us understand what we read. Below are a few examples of what we are working on during class! Our goal is to understand what a character looks like on the inside and the outside. Before writing about characters in a book, we wrote about ourselves! Reader's Workshop focus wall! We studied many characters in our favorite…