|Character Analysis Projects|
this year Dork and I went out and bought the books and she has been reading ever since. She is currently working on the third book. I love watching and listening as she reads ( she reads out loud to me for 30 to 45 minutes daily).
For the first book we worked on character analysis and took an idea from Pinterest and made it our own. ( I would love to credit this person but the link in Pinterest only goes to a picture...so if this is your idea let me know. I want to give credit where credit is due.)
The original idea had students creating their own Mirror of Erised, and talking about their own hearts desires. I thought how great it would be to use the mirror as a tool to discuss both the obvious traits and the not so obvious traits of a character. So taking that thought I had her create a "Mirror of Erised" for Ron, Hermione, and Harry. On the outside of the mirror she had to talk about obvious character traits, such as how the character looks and acts. Information that could be gained just by reading carefully. On the inside of the mirror, she had to dig a little deeper, and sketch out what she thought each character might have felt. What were the things that they thought about?
I was proud of how well she did...understanding feelings is not necessarily Quirky's strong point, so asking her to analyze what a character in a book feels well...it was a lot to ask. She took the project in stride and did her best and well, I think they turned our wonderful. What do you think?