Character Detectives: Gathering Evidence

Grades 3-5 / ELA / Characterization
CCSS: ELA.RL.4.3 ELA.W.4.9a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature K-5

4

4th Grade

3

Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards K-5

4

4th Grade

9a

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

a. Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions].”).

b. Apply grade 4 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text”).

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Lesson Objective
Students examine characters' speech, actions, thoughts, and feelings
Length
4 min
Questions to Consider
See how Ms. Saville models expectations by using the character case herself and asking guiding questions
How do the artifacts in the "character case" help students understand the character?
Why is it important to include what others might say about the character?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RL.4.3, ELA.W.4.9a

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Character Detectives: Gathering Evidence

Grades 3-5 / ELA / Characterization

Character Detectives: Gathering Evidence