Character Development Writing Unit & Anchor Chart: The Gingerbread Man
Use this narrative writing unit to help students create strong characters! Students begin their creative writing by examining great characters in mentor texts. Teachers create an anchor chart to help students remember the lesson, and students fill in their own chart for their notes.
During prewriting, students develop their character’s personality and analyze how it would influence the character’s actions, expressions, and reactions.
Everything needed to publish a final story is included – just print and go! This resource includes:
– Suggested Lesson Plan
– Anchor Chart (printable pieces)
– Writing Samples
– Character Traits Reference Sheets (2 versions)
– Student Anchor Chart/Note Sheet
– Student Writing Prompt
– Character Creator Sheet
– Character Behavior Sheet
– Picture the Setting Sheet
– Student Writing Checklist
– Narrative Writing Rubric
– Final Copy Paper
The length this lesson takes will depend upon how long students take to write the story, as well as if teachers decide to publish a final copy of the story.
If you use this lesson in your class, please let me know how it goes!