Analyze how complex characters develop, interact with other characters, advance the plot or develop the theme.

Standard Basis:

CCSS ELA Literacy R.9-11.3.


Despite his age and several injuries, Jim Morris becomes a successful professional baseball player. Pick a character education word that can be used to describe Morris and write/type a short essay (at least 20 sentences) explaining why this word can be used to describe him. Make sure you define the word in your essay. Cite how Morris develops this trait over the course of the text and interacts with other characters. Cite directly from the story and links that provide evidence of the characteristic you chose.

Character education words: Caring, Citizenship, Compassionate, Confident, Cooperative, Courageous, Courteous, Creative, Curious, Determined, Disciplined, Educated, Empathic, Enthusiastic, Fair, Flexible, Forgiving, Friendly, Generous, Gentle, Grateful, Honest, Hopeful, Innocent, Integrity, Kind, Loyal, Obedient, Patient, Punctual, Persistent, Reliant, Resilient, Respectful, Responsible, Sincere, Tolerant, Trustworthy, Understanding

Associated Story: Rookie, The

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Melissa Purcell

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