Clarify Character Traits Versus Feelings

Clarify Character Traits Versus Feelings

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Get Creative with Crafty Creamer Characters

Get Creative with Crafty Creamer Characters

Students often struggle with differentiating between character description and character development. Description is the easy one. It includes the physical appearance of a character (e.g., color of hair, age, body shape and size, etc.). Character development requires...
Infer Beyond the Text with Character Cubing

Infer Beyond the Text with Character Cubing

When comprehending the plot of a narrative text, students need to have a strong understanding of the main characters. This requires taking note of literal details the author provides within the text, but also inferring beyond the text. To help students develop a more...