Using illustrations to better understand characters
Common Core Learning Standards
R.L 2.6 Use close reading to find text evidence that supports the relationships between characters.
Needs = are things that are necessary, such as food, water, shelter, and clothing.
Wants = are things that people want to have but do not need to live.
It is important that a person's needs must be met before he or she spends money on wants.
Review on the major events in Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday.
Alexander gets money from his grandparents; Alexander spends or loses his money.
Let's visit the illustrations in the book through Page 15.
-What does the illustrations in the book tell you about Alexander?
Remember the essential Question:
How does using details describing actions, thoughts, and feelings make stories more interesting?
What did Alexander want to save up his money for?
How does the illustrations on these pages (pp. 5-6) help deepen readers' understanding of Alexander's feelings?
How can you describe Alexander's brother based on the illustrations?
How can you tell the relationships between the brother and Alexander?
The picture shows _________________________________________.
What is going on in the picture?
How is the character feeling? How do you know?
A-B readers write 1-2 sentence
C-E readers write 2-3 sentences
E and above write 3-4 sentences.