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Character Traits Task Cards: 32 Short Answer Story Cards

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Use these 32 short answer task cards to practice inferring character traits. The short answer format is both challenging and somewhat open-ended. While a sample answer key is included, students may come up with synonymous words that will work equally well. Any answer that the student can justify using the text is acceptable. An answer sheet is also included for the first question on each card. Students can answer the second question on notebook paper, or you could use the second part for discussion. These task will work well for reading strategy centers, stations, or for partner work.

These cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. Alternatively, you could print on cardstock. It works well to keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring.

Correlated with Common Core Standard RL.1

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Rachel Lynette
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On  January 24, 2013,  Kathleen H. asked:
I know I'm weird to like the multiple choice cards better for Character Traits. However, I have those few students who will use lower level words (ie: nice, mean) when working independently. The multiple choice exposes my students to higher level traits. :-)
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On  January 24, 2013Rachel Lynette answered:
Good point...I had not considered that. I should add that to the product description!
On  September 15, 2012Carrie (TpT Seller) asked:
The description says the cards are multiple choice. I purchased the product and saw they are not. Is there any way you can change them to multiple choice answers?
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On  September 15, 2012Rachel Lynette answered:
I could not find any reference to multiple choice in the description, but I did see that I had it on the title page, which was an error on my part. That has been resolved.

If you email me at reallyrachel@gmail.com with your user name, title of purchase and the date you purchased, I would be happy to email you the multiple choice version of the cards.
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Character Traits Task Cards: 32 Short Answer Story Cards
Character Traits Task Cards: 32 Short Answer Story Cards
Character Traits Task Cards: 32 Short Answer Story Cards
Character Traits Task Cards: 32 Short Answer Story Cards