Character Clusters


Tip: Character Clusters

How do I do it?
To support students in drawing upon and writing about details from a text, making character clusters before writing analyzing a text can help language learners to identify vocabulary that will be useful in describing characters as well as in comparing and contrasting characters.

Variations & Extensions
Each cluster can be cut out and moved around with other character clusters to compare and contrast details and as well as be used as a prewriting tool.  Character clusters from previous units can be utilized for additional analysis.

Common Core ELA Writing Standard 1&9
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen


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