Open-Mind Portraits

Strategy #26

Teaches comprehension

Best for grades 3-8

Benefits of this strategy

- Helps the students focus on the main character

- Powerful way to examine the main character's activities and motivations

- Helps them review main events and themes

Goals

Students create two images of the character

1) a portrait of their face

2) second is inside their head giving their thoughts, feelings, ideas, or other descriptive details

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