Antagonist

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Develop reading comprehension with our Antagonist Lesson Plan as students define an antagonist and identify examples from a story, book, movie, or TV show. The students will also expand their writing skills by writing a short story which includes an antagonist.  Leveraging collaborative learning, students work in pairs to identify the main character and antagonist from a story.

Antagonist Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about understanding Antagonists in stories
  • Write a story with an Antagonist classroom activty
  • Identify the Main Character, Problem, and Antagonist practice worksheet
  • Short Story Homework Assignment
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Develop reading comprehension with our Antagonist Lesson Plan as students define an antagonist and identify examples from a story, book, movie, or TV show. The students will also expand their writing skills by writing a short story which includes an antagonist.  Leveraging collaborative learning, students work in pairs to identify the main character and antagonist from a story.

Sample Classroom Procedure Snippet:

  1. Show a short video clip of a movie or show with an antagonist and protagonist, spotlighting the problem.
  2. Ask students to identify the main character. Ask students what distinguishes the main character from other characters.
  3. Allow responses and discussion.
  4. Ask students who, or what, was causing problems for the main character(s) in the movie.
  5. Allow responses and discussion.
  6. Introduce the term antagonist to the students.
  7. Distribute Antagonist content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use additional examples if necessary. Allow students to share examples related to the final question on page 2.
  8. Distribute the Activity page. Pair the students.
  9. Review the instructions carefully. Remind the students the story must flow smoothly, and each new sentence must be related to the previous sentence.
  10. Once completed, allow each pair of students read their final story aloud to the class. Pick students to identify the main character and the antagonist(s).
  11. Distribute the Practice page. Review the example.

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Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 – 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

3rd Grade, 4th Grade

Subject

Reading