An Unexpected Path
Story Characters - Advantage Format

(Image) Father

Father                                                 8% of story
Stage 2 - Beginning Reader

I am Namid and Abequa’s father. I want both of my children to be happy. I am afraid that Namid will not like the path she must take.

Abequa                                    12% of story
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader

I am Namid’s twin sister, but we are nothing alike. I am happy with the usual women’s activities, which I love to do well at. I also enjoy dressing in pretty clothes. Sometimes I wish my sister and I understood each other better.

Namid                                         16% of story
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader

I am different from the other girls in my village because I like to run in the forest instead of making clothes. It is almost time for me to grow up, and I will meet with the Wise Woman to find out my path. I am worried that I won’t be allowed to be myself anymore!


Wise Woman                                      18% of story
Stage 4 - Intermediate Reader

I am very respected in the village because I am a spirit leader. I guide people, and one of my jobs is to bring the young women into adulthood each spring. When I meet with them, I help them find their true destiny and purpose in life.

Narrator 1                 24% of story

Narrator 2              22% of story
Stage 5 - Advanced 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.