As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log. This log (also called a Character Map) allows students to recall relevant information and details about important characters. With character mapping, it’s easy for students to follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable!
|Alonso Quijano AKA Don Quixote||A wealthy, middle-aged man, obsessed with knighthood. He reads so many books on the heroism of knights, he deems himself to be one and sets out as a knight-errant.|
|Sancho Panza||A fat, somewhat greedy, and not very smart neighbor of Quijano. Sancho becomes “squire” to Quixote, and acts as his literary foil.|
|Rocinante & Dapple||Quixote’s horse and Sancho’s donkey.|
|Cide Hamete Benengeli||The fictional Moorish narrator whose accounts of Don Quixote the narrator references often.|
|Dulcinea||A farm girl who, unbeknownst to her, Quixote devotes his love and chivalric deeds to, believing her to be a noble lady.|
|The Priest and the Barber||Two of Don Quixote’s friends who disapprove of his delusions and capture him to return him home.|
|Ferdinand||A duke who steals Lucinda from Cardenio. He also takes Dorothea’s chastity.|
|Dorothea||The obsessed and faithful lover of Ferdinand. She cunningly hunts him down to get his hand in marriage.|
|Cardenio||Lucinda’s husband. A helpless romantic who is wronged by his wife and the duke.|
|Lucinda||Cardenio’s wife, who is beautiful and cheats on her husband with the duke.|
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group
Type of Activity: Character Map
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Create a character map for the major characters.
(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)
| Proficient |
| Emerging |
| Beginning |
Character Picture & Scene
The characters and scenes are both appropriate for the book's characters.
Many of the characters and scenes match the book's characters.
More than half of the characters and scenes do not match the characters in the book.
Accuracy of Notes
Most of the information of the notes is correct.
Many of the notes have correct information, but some are incorrect or missing.
Less than half of the information of the notes is correct and relevant.
Work is complete, thorough, and neat.
Most of the sections of the character map were at least attempted and work is presentable.
Character map is unfinished and/or disorganized.
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