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Common Core Reading Lessons: Character


characterThe looks, traits, thoughts, and relationships of a person, animal or object with life-like qualities in a text.

Character Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade. From describing physical traits to describing the protagonist and antagonist.

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
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).
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

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