This literary response and analysis lesson focuses on contrasting the motives and actions of characters. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the passage about two characters and complete a graphic organizer identifying the motives and actions of each character as well as the outcome. Then, they answer a multiple choice question that contrasts the motives and actions. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.