Creating a Character Map
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Character MapCommon Core Standards
- [ELA-Literacy/RL/4/3] 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).
In this activity, students will depict the characters of the poem, paying close attention to their character traits and identify the character’s actions that show these traits. Students will also identify the challenges these characters face.
Characters included in the character map are:
- Flynn and Jimmy Blake
- The crowd
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Create a character map for the major characters.
- Identify the major characters in "Casey at the Bat" and type their names into the different title boxes.
- Choose a character to represent each of the literary characters.
- Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
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