Tracking Characters

<Begin with a freewrite about your book or play. Write non-stop about your book or play. What have you been thinking about your book or play since you read last?>

The <first… second… third… final… chapters/pages/sections> of <Title> by <Author’s First and Last Name> might leave a reader feeling <strong adjective> because <Explain what it is in the text that might bring that response.> An example of this is on page <___>.  “<Copy a couple of lines or a paragraph from the book.>” This is <adjective> because… <Add 1 or 2 sentences>

We learn something interesting about one on the characters, <Name> on page < ____ > where it says: “<Copy another 2 or 3 sentences or a paragraph from the book>.” This <is/is not> typical of how this character acts in this <book/play>, so far. <He/She/They> often seems to be <Explain what seems typical of this character. Then go on to explain how the description you are quoting here adds to or changes a reader’s feelings and thoughts about this character. Would a reader like to be his/her/their friend? Why or why not?>

After this part of the <book/play>, most readers probably <will/will not> be looking forward to reading the rest of this <book/play> because <Add 2 or 3 sentences explaining what it is in the book or play that might bring that response.> What’s probably going to happen next is <Make predictions about what will happen next to one or more of the characters in your book or that you are tracking.>

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