Identifying Story Characters in Kindergarten

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  1. justfine

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    I am going to teach a kindergarten class how to identify the characters in a story. I am planning to use the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear...I need some ideas on differentiating the independent work part. When I send them back to practice, what kind of activities should they be involved in at that level (kindergarten).
     
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  3. lemonhead

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    I'm not sure but I am wondering if that is a good book to use. Every animal mentioned is a character. Wouldn't something with a little bit of a story be better? What I am getting at is every noun in that book is a character. Take the Three Little Pigs for example, they can learn that even though there are many items mentioned and different settings, there are still only 4 characters in the story.
     
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    I thought the same thing as Lemonhead. I would choose a story where the characters were a part of the action - any fairy tale would do. As to the independent work part - if you had a cut-and- paste activity, maybe a primary story map where they could write a few words about the characters for the more advanced level students.
     
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    Yes or they could draw their favorite character and what relates to him/her. So if it was Jack and the Beanstalk, they could draw Jack and some beans or the giant and some gold. You get the picture.

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  6. Tasha

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    I agree, it needs to be more of a story with a limited number of characters. I would do something with matching where they match each character to something they did in the story.
     

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