Lesson Plan

Compare Characters

Compare Characters Using the fable Lion and the Mouse
Kevin M.
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My Grades K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Arts

Students will be able to...

  • Define character traits
  • Compare two character traits in a story


English Language Arts
Grades 1 – 3
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1 Hook

Google Drive
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Using Google Docs, create a T-Chart of adjectives for a Lion and Mouse

2 Direct Instruction

Watch the video on characters and chracter traits. 

3 Guided Practice

Use the nearpod presentation to read the Lion and the Mouse.  Have students underline traits of the lion in red and traits of the mouse in blue.

4 Independent Practice

Inspiration Maps VPP
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Create a Venn diagram in Inspiration to describe the characters in the Lion and the Mouse.

5 Wrap-Up

Create a trading card for each of the characters: the Lion and the Mouse.