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Title
Character Mapping
Lesson Objective
Using a popular book students will create a character map.
Background Information for Teacher
It is important that the teacher is familiar with the characters in the book so that he/she can better asses the student.
Student Prior Knowledge
N/A
Materials:
Large sheets of art paper or butcher paper
Crayons
Pencils
Select one of the following books. (These books can be found at your local library or view the pdf ebooks we have provided in
Step 3)
1. Holes, by Louis Sachar
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
3. Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
Have the student select a book from the list above to read. Once the student has completed reading their book continue with these
steps.
Have the student select a character from the book they have read.
Using a regular sheet of paper, the student will create a web with the character name and a small drawing of the character in the
middle of the web.
The student will then add different characteristics of that character on the arms of the web. The title of the book should be in the
center of the poster and each character map will extend from the title.
The student will then share their poster.
(If the student prefers not to draw, we have provided a character web worksheet below).
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheet needed to complete the lesson
Holes, by Louis Sachar (ebook)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl (ebook)
Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo (ebook)
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
Have the student watch the corresponding movie to their book and compare the similarities and differences of their character and
other elements of the book.
All movies are available for rent on YouTube.
Note: Recommend version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Gene Wilder 1971