Characters in stories have feelings just as we do. Discuss with students how we determine the way a character may be feeling in a story. Ask students to imagine how they would feel, how they might talk, act, or think, in the same situation as the character.
Ask students one or more of the following:
Have students to get in pairs. One student will be the director, the other student will be the actor. The director will direct the actor, while the actor is reading a passage. The director will instruct the actor how to read or perform based on what they have read. Students will discuss with each other what the character may say or do differently.
Discuss one or more with the students:
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