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48 Character Traits definition cards, powerpoint, and activity packet

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4th, 5th, 6th
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This packet contains definition cards and colorful clip art for 48 character traits/adjectives, a 50 slide powerpoint with each word, definition, and clip art on a slide, and a packet of 9 vocabulary/reading activities students can do with the set of words.

Many students lack the vocabulary necessary to be able to adequately describe characters. This packet includes character adjectives with definitions and pictures. Character trait definition cards and their supporting pictures are meant to scaffold students' responses to describing characters while also helping them internalize the words to increase their vocabulary. This word set can be used in guided reading lessons, small group, and even for students to have individual word learning packets. The powerpoint (for using with the smartboard) and activity packet are a bonus to give you a variety of ways of using the character trait cards.
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On  October 17, 2013,  Buyer said:
Today I had a lesson just like yours and I have been online trying to find exactly that. When I read the description before purchasing it, I knew you would have exactly what I needed because you describe my day. Thank you so much for this.
PS: I thought I had to enlarge them, but you already did that too :-)
On  October 19, 2013tarheelstate teacher answered:
Tthadal, thank you for sharing your classroom experience. The lesson you describe is exactly what inspired this set of definition cards. Students definitely need support and a "word bank" to start from for describing characters. Thanks!
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On  October 15, 2013,  Lauren V. said:
These are amazing! I work with 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students and any support staff that works with my students is just WOWed that they know character traits so well! :)
On  October 19, 2013tarheelstate teacher answered:
Llvejvoda1, thank you for sharing your feedback! I am so excited to hear that these cards provide students with a way to master character trait vocabulary and that they internalize it so well!
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This is great for teaching character traits! I love the visuals! Thank you so much!
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This was a great resource to use this year! We made it into a class book and the kiddos referenced it frequently!
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Fabulous, great tool, students are gonna love using these with our character units
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My students are of the "good, bad, happy" traits, so this will be a great resource!! Thanks!
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The visual clues were a nice addition to help students understand character traits versus moods.
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My class loves these flash cards! They leave them in their book Baggie as they read fictional books!
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On  January 14, 2013,  Buyer said:
I can't wait to use this as a character trait a week word wall. My students struggle with character traits due to the lack of vocabulary knowledge. Thanks!
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I have seen cards of this nature sell for much more with terrible graphics. This item is well done and well priced! Thank you!
On  January 6, 2013tarheelstate teacher answered:
I really appreciate this positive feedback. Thank you!
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On  November 18, 2012,  M M. said:
This was great--it really helped my students become better at identifying character traits and not always using the same old tired traits!
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LOVE the definition cards with the pictures. Perfect for my kids to reference when displayed in the room.
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On  March 26, 2014,  Shannon C. said:
This is so much better than just a list of character trait words. Very helpful. Thank you!
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On  March 26, 2014Aileen Dominguez (TpT Seller) said:
So very helpful....I wanted my kids to go beyond the character feels happy, sad, mad. This really helped!
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Thank you- You saved me so much time- all I had to do was print and laminate and they were ready for my lesson.
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On  February 14, 2014,  Buyer said:
Hi I love the idea but some of the pictures/definitions don't seem to match the concepts clearly in the context of positive/negative character traits (for examples, humble and generous) and there were not very many pictures (at least so far from what I've seen) that 6th grade wanna-be-tough boys would relate to in a positive way. I'm looking for material which will speak to them and motivate them to seek to have good character, so the people in the pictures need to look kool to them. For generous, since I work with poverty-stricken students, I need them to see ways that they can be generous without sharing money... the picture makes it look like you have to be rich and careless with your money in order to be generous. Thanks, though. I will use some of the cards and maybe change the pictures for others so I can use them too!
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Will be using this resource this year. Looking forward to it!
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On  January 1, 2014,  Karen C. said:
Some of the traits you chose are not traits, but feelings. For example, astonished, embarrassed are feelings not traits. This is a big deal in the upper grades (5th and up). The cards are gorgeous and I ended up having the students divided them into traits and feelings so I was able to use them.
On  January 2, 2014tarheelstate teacher answered:
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Thanks for the great feedback. You are so right! I had not yet come to this understanding in my teaching of character traits/adjectives when I made this product. Nevertheless, it does provide a good list of words to help students access better vocabulary for describing characters. I like the way you modified the product/activities to have students sort the words into two groups.
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On  November 20, 2013Rebecca Nagelhout (TpT Seller) said:
Thank you so much for this resource! I had a couple of students stumped on coming up with character traits even when they could find evidence. The definitions and pictures helped them so much!
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On  October 14, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thank you for a wonderful resource. I teach English Language Learners and I love the pictures you included to go with each trait. Love it!!!
On  October 19, 2013tarheelstate teacher answered:
Motownang, thank you for great feedback! I agree that these task cards are a great support for ELL students. I'm glad the definitions and pictures help support your students' growth!
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On  October 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
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On  March 29, 2013,  Rose Mary B. asked:
What are the common core standards?
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On  March 29, 2013tarheelstate teacher answered:
Hi, thanks for your interest in my character trait sets. The main goal of these cards is vocabulary development and giving students access to easily learning and applying new words to the characters in their books. These cards should help with RL3.3, RL3.7, RL4.3, L4.3a, L4.5c, L4.6, RL5.3, L5.5c, L5.6. and fit nicely into readers' workshop lessons and the language components of the Common Core. Thanks!
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I'm having trouble opening the files.
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On  January 11, 2013tarheelstate teacher answered:
I am thinking you are having trouble opening the zip file. You might try opening it from a different computer. Would you like me to email the documents to you individually? Please send me your email and I will do so.
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I recieved the cards without the clip art. Can you please send me the correct cards? Thank you.

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48 Character Traits definition cards, powerpoint, and acti
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48 Character Traits definition cards, powerpoint, and acti