Either we haven't been shown how to go deeper into characters OR some writers don't provide enough information to analyze a character's internal nuances, feelings, thoughts, growth, or change. We stand there knowing we need to go deeper, instinctively knowing that more should be modeled and students should be able to analyze more than what they do but how do we do it and more importantly, how do we show them how to do it??
I have created something to help with this. I think that in addition to showing students what to find and analyze, you also need to give them something that is visually interesting yet simple enough to understand and complete. If a graphic organizer is created with bubbles, like I have said before, students with visual learning disabilities and ADHD have a VERY hard time following it. If there is a ton of extra space on a graphic organizer, these students will focus on the extra space instead of the assignment. But if there are varying squares, each organized on the page in an appealing and symmetrical way, their eye will follow it without getting distracted. Interesting huh? I have found this out over many years teaching students with visual learning disabilities and ADHD. It just makes sense to their brains!
Check out this FREE product on Teachers Pay Teachers to see what I am talking about!