Compare/Contrast - The Sign Painter

Compare/Contrast - The Sign Painter
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The Sign Painter Lesson Plans

The Sign Painter by Allen Say

Lesson Plans by Ashley Trudeau

The Sign Painter is a haunting story about choices in one's life and chasing your dreams. Engage students with activities and ignite discussion with Storyboard That!




Sign Painter, The

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The Sign Painter Compare and Contrast Characters

Storyboard Text

  • BOY
  • "'How does it feel to be a wage earner?' the man asked. 'I am a painter,' the boy replied. 'We all have dreams. What made you want to paint?' 'It's what I love.'"
  • MAN
  • "'I like painting landscapes,' the boy said. 'You're painting a woman, just the way the layout shows. Goes with one word, ArrowStar. That's it.'"
  • • younger • quiet • wants to follow dreams (even if it means taking risks) • dreams to be a painter
  • • older • talkative • follows the rules/completes purpose at hand • is a sign painter
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