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Read and respond to the fantasy literature, comparing and contrasting characters by building your own 3-dimensional models.
Students identify the characteristics of fantasy literature. Have students read a variety of fantasy books. Students share their responses in book groups and informal discussions.
Students reread texts to find quotes from favorite characters. Record quotes that exemplify characters from a variety of books.
Students create 3-dimensional Crayola® Model Magic models of their favorite characters, drawing from several pieces of fantasy literature or from one book or author. Use author descriptions to trigger the imagined concept of each character. Shape Model Magic with simple tools, such as plastic forks, toothpicks, and Crayola Scissors.
Build arms and other features by pressing Model Magic around drinking straws cut to size. Add fine details after major construction is completed.
Texturize slightly stiffened Model Magic with tools such as combs or sandpaper. Dry.
Use Crayola Washable Watercolors to add color. Dry.
Share figures while engaging in comparison/contrast character discussions. Reenact portions of the story to reveal character traits. Use quotes and author descriptions to support your ideas.
Create a 3-D braille chart simply with Crayola® School Glue, Markers and paper.
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