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This unit is designed for use in a second grade classroom during the ELA block and is focused on the reading comprehension skills of understanding characters (feelings, traits, and motivations) and making inferences. The unit is approximately 10-12 days in length. The first week is dedicated to building vocabulary and the second is to applying the skill. Quality picture books and graphic novels are referenced as mentor texts, and technology is utilized throughout the unit. A group project and performance task are included. By the end of the unit your students should be able to define feelings, traits, and motivations, and understand how these three areas can inform us about a character.

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