Character Symbols

Today I am completely taking over the 8th grade classes! They are almost finished reading the Hunger Games and since the standard that we are assessing is the ability to cite textual evidence and make an inference, I created a Character Symbols worksheet to help them work on inferences in a different (and hopefully fun) way!

hungergamesFrom the first day of my placement, my cooperating teacher has told me the importance of inferences, as it is the focus of their current power standard for eighth grade: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.1. I wanted to do something related to this standard and incorporate their current novel, Hunger Games, so I created this Character Symbols worksheet.

Preview-charactersymbolsI wanted inferences to be something other than citing textual evidence (though they would still be doing this…except less obvious because of the drawing :P) For the activity, I wanted them to draw a symbol that they felt represented two different characters in the story, then explain why they chose those specific symbols.

I’m excited to see how these turn out 🙂

To read about how they turned out and my challenges with Standards-Based Grading, click here.

To download the file, click here.

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