GT Notes

How do I challenge my gifted intermediate reader?

Protagonist and Antagonist

Interview with a Protagonist and Antagonist
Check out these resources for teaching students about the protagonist and antagonist in a story.

Characters: Antagonist vs. Protagonist

Every Story has a Battle

Can they Justify?

Graphic Organizer are great way to organize your justification! Check out these resources.

Proof of Genre - students will use the Dpeth and Complexity Rule Icon to justify a book genre

Can You Justify? - students will read fairy tales then justify a vague yet powerful quote in this lesson

Character Judgments - students will use story details and personal experience to make character judgments


Characterization Lesson | Using Disney's Frozen
This lesson from read-write-think on Characterization will allow your students to explore both direct and indirect characterization.

This Character Mood Graph is a wonderfully fun and challenging.

Characters can be definded

Increase Their Vocabulary

I love this online vocabulary Challenge from It allows students to see how their vocabulary skills measure up against the national norm. It even assigned you a grade level and projected income level based on your vocabulary knowledge.

Knoword is a fast-paced word game that helps boost vocabulary, spelling, speed of thought, as well as increasing analytical, observational and typing skills.

Determine a theme

drawing inferences

Introduction to Reading Skills: Making Inferences - YouTube

point of view

visual and multimedia elements

Compare and contrast stories in the same genre

Online Reading Projects

Cube Creator

Cube Creator -Here is an attention-getting way for you to share interesting biographies,mysteries, and other fiction stories. You can click around and add content, like their biggest obstacle and a famous quote, to each side of the cube. A bonus is that the activity prints so that it can be folded to create a real cube.


Use "Fakebook" to chart the plot of a book, the development of a character, a series of historical events, the debates and relationships between people, and so on!