Building Comprehension: Character Traits

  • Author: Eduscape
  • Course Level: 100
  • Est. Length: 30 minutes
Course Description:
As fiction text becomes increasingly more complex in grades 3-5, teaching students how to read closely with attention to character analysis leads to deeper comprehension and engagement. This course will explore strategies and routines that will help students identify character traits in a fiction text by examining a character’s actions, motivations, dialogue, and inner thoughts. This course will show you how to strengthen the muscle of inferring about a character while fostering empathy and perspective-taking as a character experiences conflict and change throughout their journey.