The Me They Hardly See
Story Characters - Advantage Format

(Image) Natalie

Natalie                                                                                       15% of story
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader                                                                       

My name is Natalie Swift and I am ten years old. I take ballet classes and it is lots of fun. I am excited about my school’s Career Fair this week! We will get to learn about different jobs. I wonder what I can be when I am grown up?

(Image) Julian

Julian                                                     7% of story
Stage 2 - Beginning Reader                                                                      

Emma is my big sister. We go to the same school so I see her there a lot. I love building things and playing with trucks. Sometimes I bug my sister, but I don’t mean to!

(Image) Emma

Emma                                                  16% of story
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader                                                        

I am in Natalie’s class at school. Sometimes other kids pick on her, but I think she is a smart and would probably make a great friend. I would like to get to know her better! I seem to have a talent for making people feel better when they are sad. I also have a surprise at my house that can help kids use their imaginations to gain confidence in themselves.

(Image) Mom

Mom                                                               

                                                                                                         8% of story
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader                                                 

I am Natalie’s mother and I am very proud of my daughter. She works hard at anything she sets her mind to. I am always happy to meet her friends from school and have them over at our house.

(Image) Dad

Dad                                                                                              7% of story          
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader                                                            

I am Natalie’s father and I try to do everything I can so she will grow up happy and pursue her dreams. Usually she is confident in her abilities but sometimes she lets negative things that other people say bother her too much.  

Narrator                                                                                     45% of story     
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader                                                           

As the narrator, I am the master storyteller! It's up to me to keep the story alive and interesting with each exciting detail. So, I must read everything with expression and excitement!