Reading Response for Fiction Graphic Organizer: What a Character Wants (examining character motives and actions)
Students examine what a character wants and how he or she tries to attain it. See Full Product Description.
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Students examine what a character wants and how he or she tries to attain it. Point out that most stories begin with a main character that wants something. Urge students to think about the main character in their favorite story (or one they are currently reading). Ask: What does the main character want?
Model how to use this organizer with the class. Later, have students complete it independently and then share their responses in literature discussion groups.
Download this lesson's PDF, Smartboard, and Promethean files by clicking "Download Zip" above, and use it on your interactive whiteboard:
• Use this organizer to brainstorm for a shared writing piece, or model how to use this organizer to brainstorm for individual stories.
• Have students complete this organizer about a character in their independent reading book, or in a guided reading group, to analyze how the character solved their problems.