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Literature - EC: L.F.2.3.1

Literature - EC: L.F.2.3.1

Continuum of Activities

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

Grade Levels


Course, Subject

English Language Arts, Literature


  1. Recall the definitions of static and dynamic characters.

  2. Identify whether or not characters from a text are static or dynamic.

  3. Compare the relationship between the protagonist of a text and two other characters.

  4. Identify and analyze the causes and effects of a complex character’s motivations and actions.

  5. Cite evidence from a text to formulate an argument for the role and purpose a character plays within a text.

  6. Formulate an argument for what causes two characters from two different texts who face similar conflicts but who make different decisions.

Answer Key/Rubric

  1. Students correctly define static or dynamic characters in works of fiction and their respective roles in fiction.

  2. Students correctly identify whether characters are static or dynamic based on their actions, direct or indirect characterization, dialogue and motivation.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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