Class Launcher: Write a paragraph in narrative form from the perspective of one of the deer.
Standards: ELAGSE9-10RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. ELAGSE9-10RL3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. ELAGSE9-10W1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
EQ: How does character development contribute to the theme of the book?
Activator: Characterization (watch this)
- Dynamic - A dynamic character is a person who changes over time, usually as a result of resolving a central conflict or facing a major crisis. Most dynamic characters tend to be central rather than peripheral characters, because resolving the conflict is the major role of central characters.
- Static - A static character is someone who does not change over time; his or her personality does not transform or evolve.
- Round - A rounded character is anyone who has a complex personality; he or she is often portrayed as a conflicted and contradictory person.
- Flat - A flat character is the opposite of a round character. This literary personality is notable for one kind of personality trait or characteristic.
Teaching and Learning Strategies: Chapter 4 - Read pages 33-42
Chapter 4 Vocabulary: auspicious, opposition, sluggish, tyranny, meddling, arbitrate
Create a character chart for Scout, Jem, and Dill using STEAL: speech, thoughts, effects, actions, looks
Summarizer: Determine if these characters are dynamic or static? Round or flat?