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145 TH STREET SHORT STORIES Cycle 3, Day 1. Agenda  As we read, we will identify character traits.  Who is the most memorable character from a story.

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1 145 TH STREET SHORT STORIES Cycle 3, Day 1

2 Agenda  As we read, we will identify character traits.  Who is the most memorable character from a story that you have read? Why was that person so memorable?  Team Cooperation Goal: help and encourage one another

3 Think-Pair-Share  How would you describe your friend to someone who doesn’t know him or her?  Characterization

4 Character Map Monkeyman Physical TraitsPersonalityProblems/Solutions

5 Listening  Listen to me read aloud from “A Christmas Story,” pages  Listen to think aloud  Character Map of “Mother Fletcher”

6 Character Map “Mother Fletcher” Physical TraitsPersonalityProblems/Solutions

7 Vocabulary WordDefinitionSentence EbonyA very dark black color The beads in her bracelet were a dark, almost ebony color. MedievalRelating or belonging to the Middle Ages Robin Hood lived in medieval England. AntiqueAn object from an earlier time periodThe old clock in Grandpa’s basement is an antique. SyringeA medical needle used for injecting or drawing fluid The nurse used a clean syringe to draw blood from the blood donor. FatiguePhysical or mental tiredness; wearinessAfter running the marathon, Joey collapsed from fatigue. CindersSmall pieces of partly burned wood or coal Cinders from the campfire flew through the air. BoroughOne of five areas of New York CityJulio lived in the borough of Brooklyn. BanisterA handrail, usually on a staircaseShe grasped the banister so she would not fall down the stairs.

8 Silent reading: page Why do you think the precinct motto is: “Eight and Straight”? 2. Why doesn’t Officer O’Brien want to go to Mother Fletcher’s for Christmas dinner? 3. What do you know about Officer O’Brien’s character? What traits does he have? (write) 4. Do you think Officer O’Brien learns anything from Mother Fletcher? What does he learn?

9 Reflection  What character in “A Christmas Story” was the most interesting to you?  What made that character so interesting?  Who is the most memorable character from a story you read? Why was this person so memorable?  Vocab review  Homework: 20 minutes of reading with notes.


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