Saturday, April 30, 2011

Inferring character's feelings

I love stories which have the character's feelings change over time. I got this idea from Emily Kissner's blog She used Shortcut by Donald Crews as the mentor text to help children infer the character's feelings throughout the story. I used her lesson on my Smartboard.
The children all had a copy of the story map as well.
We also discussed the narrative elements for this simple story using Beth Newingham's Story Mountain

The kids LOVED that you could move the yellow star on the Smartboard to show the rising action, climax and falling action of the story. Great lesson, thanks Emily. Christine

1 comment:

  1. I am going to try this one with my students. Thank you!