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Activity Overview


A fun way to get your students to connect with and understand the two main characters is to have them compare and contrast their qualities.

Students can use the text to find traits of the boy and the man (sign painter). Students can work individually or in pairs to research and compile a list of evidence. Once students have traits for each character, they can compare/contrast. Students will describe the traits they compiled about the boy on one side and the traits they discovered about the man on the other.

The text does not explicitly state traits of the characters, but one can use the dialogue and illustrations to infer ideas about the characters.


Boy

  • younger
  • quiet
  • wants to follow dreams (even if it means taking risks)
  • dreams of becoming a painter

Man

  • older
  • talkative
  • follows the rules/completes purpose at hand
  • is a sign painter

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Compare and contrast the main characters.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Write the characters' names in the headings.
  3. List character traits in the descriptions.
  4. Add illustrations that include appropriate scenes, characters, items, and dialogue.
  5. Save and Exit

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/2/6] Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/3] Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

Rubric

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Compare and Contrast
Create a storyboard that finds the similarities and differences between two things.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Similarities
Student identifies and explains many of the similarities between the two.
Student identifies and explains some of the similarities between the two.
Student identifies and explains few of the similarities between the two.
Differences
Student identifies and explains many of the differences between the two.
Student identifies and explains some of the differences between the two.
Student identifies and explains few of the differences between the two.
Images
Images are clear and creative.
Most images are easy to understand, but at least two images do not fit.
Images are not easy to understand.
Spelling and Grammar
Student makes few errors.
Student makes two or three errors in spelling and grammar.
Student makes multiple errors in spelling and grammar.





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