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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Aristotle noted that positive traits and negative traits are often the same thing, but just in different amounts. The right amount is a virtue, but too much or too little and it's a vice.
In this video, students will learn about resiliency through materials like rubber bands and then create a tournament of people and characters who have displayed resiliency.
Students will analyze how a character changes across a story using the prompts of depth and complexity.
Students will develop a pixelated icon that symbolizes a character’s main trait.
Dig into characters by analyzing their various talents using Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. This connects perfectly with social-emotional needs as students look at their own strengths and abilities.
Juxtaposition is a powerful literary tool to use for analysis as well as creation. Students will learn to see juxtaposition in existing stories, and develop juxtaposed characters in their own writing.
Students will define a character or historical figure's philosophy and apply it as a tool to analyze other people or characters.
Dr. Kohlberg’s six levels of morality make a complex topic understandable. We’ll explore how to address social-emotional needs and also use these levels for character analysis.