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Characters in Stories

 

 

Learn about the Characters in Traditional Stories

 

 

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Look at these characters from stories

 

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a character from

Red Riding Hood

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a character from

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

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a character from

The Three Little Pigs

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 write-your-answer 1. Characters have to be people.

write-your-answer 2. Characters can be people or animals

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Characters in stories might be good

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 Characters might be good, helpful, or friendly etc

 

Characters in stories might be bad

 

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Characters might be crafty, wicked or scary etc

 

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write-your-answer 3. Stories have mostly bad characters in them.

write-your-answer 4. Stories usually have good and bad characters in them. 

 

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Adjectives are used to describe characters  

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write-your-answer 5. Write a sentence describing Red Riding Hood using the three adjectives above that describe her best in this picture


 

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Adjectives are used to describe characters

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write-your-answer 6. Write a sentence describing the wolf using the three adjectives above that describe him best in this picture


 

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The different parts of a story (the plot) can be shown as a story mountain. The most exciting part of the story is shown at the top of the mountain. Look at this story mountain for Red Riding Hood:

 

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Create your own story mountain.

 

write-your-answer 7. List the main events in order of the story of Red Riding Hood

A. ⬇


B. ⬇


C. ⬇


D. ⬇


E. ⬇


 

poster-activity 8. Draw each main event on a flag


 

poster-activity 9. Design your own mountain


 

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Questions

 

 

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write-your-answer 10. Where is the story of Red Riding Hood set?


write-your-answer 11. Why do you think the writer of the story se the story in this place?


write-your-answer 12. This story is told by…  

a. Red Riding Hood

b. the wolf

c. someone else

write-your-answer 13. Which character does the writer of the story want you to like?


write-your-answer 14. How do you know the writer wanted you to like this character?


 

A verb is a doing word. It tells us the action which is taking place in a sentence. Look at this sentence:

The wolf ran to grandmother’s cottage.

 

The word ran tells us what the wolf was doing. The word ‘ran’ is a verb because it describes what action the wolf was doing. Now look at this sentence:

 

The wolf dressed in grandmother’s clothes.

 

write-your-answer 15. What is the verb in this sentence?


 

Verbs also tell us when something happens. A verb in the past tense tells us that the action has already happened.

 

write-your-answer 16. Which of these three sentences tell us that the wolf was in the woods yesterday?

a. The wolf is going for a walk in the woods.

b. The wolf is walking in the woods.

c. The wolf went for a walk in the woods.

 

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How good overcomes bad is a theme in many stories

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In many types of stories good, kind characters meet bad, cruel characters.

 

write-your-answer 17. Did this happen in Red Riding Hood? Write a sentence about this.


At the end of the story the good character usually comes out best.

 

write-your-answer 18. Did this happen in Red Riding Hood? Write a sentence about this.


 

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Traditional stories often have a theme similar to one of these:

 

how someone sad becomes happy

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how someone wise overcomes someone foolish

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how someone poor becomes rich

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How a good character overcomes a bad character

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how someone’s life changes for the better

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Traditional stories usually finish with one of these happy endings

 

write-your-answer 19. What is the theme in the story of Red Riding Hood?


 

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art-project

Create your own Red Riding Hood play.

 

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write-your-answer 20. Make a list of the names of all the characters in the story of Red Riding Hood.

 


 

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write-your-answer   21. Write a list of what each character is going to say or think, in the correct order they are going to say or think it.


 poster-activity  22. Design your stage by drawing some scenery, cut-out your characters and add their speech or thinking bubbles.


acting 23. Put on your play... act it out with your partner. 


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write-your-answer 24. One character appears in the story twice. Why is this?


write-your-answer 25. If you could add one more character in this story who would you add and why?


 

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End of lesson Thinking Activity

Finish the sentence below.

 I think I learn the most when..

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Homework

 

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 Homework 4 - Traditional Stories


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