Inferring Character Traits

Yesterday and today we worked on inferring character traits. To INFER, students have to “read between the lines.” Students must use their background knowledge, plus what they are observing, and then make their inference. Kids are naturally good observers but do not always pay close attention to detail. Therefore, inferring character traits takes practice.

We started the lesson by going through my person. What are the objects in Ms. Gray’s purse and what does it tell you about her??? (What can you infer about her???)

Please see the chart below.

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We then looked at a picture and talked about what we could infer. Please see picture below. What can you infer about the dog? After that students broke out into groups and read passages from our global read aloud book where they had to infer character traits of the characters in the text. They also looked at more pictures and inferred what was happening.

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Please talk to your kids about this activity at home!

Thanks!

Ms. Gray

Character Traits.

Hi Everyone,

Last week we introduced character traits. Today students analyzed an excerpt from our global read aloud book,  FISH IN A TREE to compare character traits of Ally’s with those of Travis’s. Student then made a word salad of the traits they found. Tomorrow, we will dig deeper and discuss how we can infer character traits when they traits aren’t so obvious to us. Please see picture below of students working hard and the word salad that was made. Also see the list of character traits we chose from.

Thanks!

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Skype for Global Read Aloud

Today we skyped with Mr. Sapia’s class for Global Read Aloud. Please see below the questions students came up with to ask his class during the skype. We used a tool called today’s meet to come up with the questions. Please see information below about TodaysMeet.

Student’s Skype Questions

TodaysMeet helps harness the backchannel and turn it into a platform that can enable new activties and discussions, exten conversations beyond the classroom, and give all students a voice.Embracing the backchannel can turn it from distraction to engagement. Participants can learn from each other and share their insights, improving participation and deepening learning. TodaysMeet enables instant formative assessment, feedback, and more.

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That’s us on the screen during our skype!

Kahoot!

Students loving playing kahoots in our classroom. Kahoot is a game based learning technique. Please see video below that shows us more about what kahoot is.

Today however, instead of playing a kahoot, I had students create their OWN kahoot on the Sugar act and Stamp Act for social studies. Students found out that it wasn’t so easy to create their own questions! We will continue with this tomorrow. The lucky winner chosen will actually get to have the class play their very own kahoot.

See pictures below of our students creating their kahoots.

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Thanks!