Everyone in our class goes to Reading Club every day. We get together in groups to read and learn new skills to help us become better readers. Over the past couple of weeks our groups have been reading different books. All of the books were in the realistic fiction genre, but all the books were very different. As we’ve been reading we’ve been focusing on the characters’ traits and motivations. A trait is a quality that makes one person or thing different from another. Motivation is a force or influence that causes someone to do something. (Source: Merriam-Webster.com. 2013. http://www.merriam-webster.com [19 Sep 2013].)
Three of our groups have finished their books and have created book trailers to teach others about the main characters’ traits and motivations.
Suitcase, by Mildred Pitts Walter
Sophie the Awesome, by Lara Bergen
Our Crazy Class Election, by Timothy Roland
Do you share any traits with these characters?