Comparing Characters in From the Mixed Up Files

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From the Mixed-Up Files Compare/Contrast

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In this activity students will compare and contrast characters within the text. In this example, Claudia is compared to Jamie.


Claudia is a spender; she has a difficult time saving money and resisting nice things. Jamie is a saver; he would rather walk the distance to the museum then take a bus or worse, pay for a taxi.

Claudia is a planner; she plans out (almost) every detail of the runaway, including taking the train to New York City. Jamie is quick on his feet; when asked why he isn't in school, he instantly describes how his school was forced to cancel school because of a broken furnace.

Claudia wants to return home feeling different, like a heroine. Jamie simply likes running away for the adventure.



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Create a storyboard comparing and contrasting two characters from the novel.

  1. Use the template provided by your teacher.
  2. In the right column, describe traits or characteristics of one of your chosen characters.
  3. In the left column, describe the corresponding traits or characteristics of your second character.
  4. Illustrate each example with appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
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