Literature - EC: L.F.2.3.1
Continuum of Activities
The list below represents a continuum of activities: resources categorized by Standard/Eligible Content that teachers may use to move students toward proficiency. Using LEA curriculum and available materials and resources, teachers can customize the activity statements/questions for classroom use.
This continuum of activities offers:
- Instructional activities designed to be integrated into planned lessons
- Questions/activities that grow in complexity
- Opportunities for differentiation for each student’s level of performance
English Language Arts, Literature
Explain, interpret, compare, describe, analyze, and/or evaluate character in a variety of fiction:
Note: Character may also be called narrator or speaker.
- the actions, motives, dialogue, emotions/feelings, traits, and relationships among characters within fictional text
- the relationship between characters and other components of a text
- the development by authors of complex characters and their roles and functions within a text
- Recall the definitions of static and dynamic characters.
- Identify whether or not characters from a text are static or dynamic.
- Compare the relationship between the protagonist of a text and two other characters.
- Identify and analyze the causes and effects of a complex character’s motivations and actions.
- Cite evidence from a text to formulate an argument for the role and purpose a character plays within a text.
- Formulate an argument for what causes two characters from two different texts who face similar conflicts but who make different decisions.
- Students correctly define static or dynamic characters in works of fiction and their respective roles in fiction.
- Students correctly identify whether characters are static or dynamic based on their actions, direct or indirect characterization, dialogue and motivation.
- Students compare and begin to analyze the similarities and differences (and what causes these similarities and differences) between the relationship of the protagonist and two other characters.
- Students identify the causes of a character’s motivations and also the effects of their actions on plot, on another character, or on the character him or herself.
- Students are able to point to evidence from the text in order to develop an argument for the function a character serves in the structure of a text. The character may serve as an antagonist, develop a theme, contrast to the protagonist for the purposes of highlighting differences or similarities, serve as the reader, or any other function within a narrative.
- Students analyze the differences between human nature in characters from different texts. These characters may face similar conflicts or circumstances, but make different decisions. Students should be able to develop a written argument for what causes these characters different motivations and actions.
Suggested Rubric: This rubric may be used to assess a student’s overall mastery of the standard or eligible content.