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Studying Character Traits

A main skill taught in reading classes is the ability to understand characters in books and stories.  There are four main aspects to studying character: character traits, character development, character’s words, and character’s actions.  Understanding basic character traits allows your child to understand the motives of the characters in books and the decisions they make. Define Common Character Traits Before your child can assign

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Studying Character with Young Children

Children who are just learning to read can still study characters in a simplified form.  They can still focus on character traits, types of characters, and the dialogue of characters.  All of these skills are just as important for young readers to learn and practice. Simple Character Traits When you are just starting to teach children about character traits, stick to the simple traits

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Reading Responses with Discussion

Children need to respond to what they are reading in some way.  In our last post, we listed some ways that children can use art to further their reading experience.  Another great way to encourage children to respond to reading is through discussion. Discussion about Plot Events Ask your child to tell you the main things that happened in the story.  Encourage them to

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