by Alexie Basil, inspired by a lesson plan by Kerry-Ann Reeves
Download a free classroom activity inspired by fourth grade teacher Kerry-Ann Reeves’s engaging unit study to see how you can use The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson as a mentor text when teaching character analysis.
How do authors help readers get to know characters in their stories?
That’s what your students will learn with this free downloadable classroom activity. It’s inspired by a unit study written by Kerry-Ann Reeves, a fourth grade teacher from Daniel Webster Elementary School in New Rochelle, New York.
Using The Hero Two Doors Down as a mentor text read-aloud, your students will learn to interpret characters and practice:
• Developing and revising inferences about characters in books
• Supporting their thinking with evidence from the text
• Using a reader’s notebook to grow their thinking
Download and print the worksheet here:
If you give it a try in your classroom, we’d love to hear from you! Let us (and Kerry-Ann) know how it goes on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
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