This week, we have focused on characterization: How do we, as readers, learn about characters? How do authors create the personality and identity of character?
Part of this focus will be to expand our Character Trait vocabulary. For homework, students will select words from that list (words they rated a 1 or 2). They will create vocabulary flashcards for those words. I will let them know the number of words to select and provide them with index cards.
Each card should include the definition (students can use a dictionary, but should put the definition into their own words), synonyms, and an image or example to help them make a connection with the word and their background knowledge.