Reading Reflections: Characterization

Drafting Snowman Characters
  • Today’s reading investigation: Snowman Characterization
  • Family Sharing: What do you notice about the snowmen on this slide?” *Invite everyone to share. Discuss what these snowmen would sound like (speech). Discuss what they might be thinking. Discuss how their actions supported the snowman standing on his head. Take a closer look and the main character, discuss what actions he took, as well as what he would have practiced before this captured moment in time. Discuss what the main character might be feeling.
  • Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons
  • Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
  • Guided enquiry: Guide each learner in drafting their version of this snowman story. Share: “Today you will draft a short “re-telling” about this snowman’s story. Remember to use some of the ideas we just shared. Your story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. We can refer to the slide if you want to use creative word choices.”
  • Next: Allow everyone 10-15 minutes to put their thoughts on paper about this snowman’s story. *The youngest learner could draw their version of the image and dictate their story to an older family member.
  • Skill Discussion: “Let’s share what you’ve penned! Encourage everyone to share… including your youngest.

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