Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Alvin Ho Series by Lenore Look

Have you read the Alvin Ho Series by Lenore Look?  The character is a second grade boy who is anxious about nearly everything.  He experiences typical second grade events -- school, birthday parties, camping trips -- with his own defenses that often bring more consequences.

This book may be a little young in reading level for my fourth graders, but I find it is a good way to explain voice in writing.  And the one-liners are hilarious.

Here is a printable character sketch form.  Students list character traits and collect evidence of that character's actions and words that show that trait.

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