This week the students read and analyzed chapters 5 and 6. We created a plot hill diagram for chapter 5 to show how chapters within a novel also follow a certain structure.
We reread sections that describe the setting and discussed why the author would include such details.
We also learned about character traits this week. Students identified character traits to describe the tigers in chapter 5 and the rhinoceros in chapter 6 based on their actions in particular parts of the story. We focused on traits that demonstrate the "inside of a character" such as feelings and thoughts. We explored the traits of greed and vanity specifically.
Some books that are helpful for exploring character traits and character development include:
The Royal Bee by Frances Park and Ginger Park
The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Rabbit Wishes by Linda Schute (This works well for the outside and inside traits of characters).