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Paper Bag Character Study

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This assignment is a fun alternative to the traditional book report. Using a paper bag, students draw a picture of the main character, report on his or her likes and dislikes, and interactions with other characters, and analyse how the character has changed throughout the novel. Inside the bag, students include 10 items that are related to the character.
A version of this resource is included in my Characterization Resources for Language Arts, and Literary Elements Resource Binder.
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On  September 1, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Is this the set that contains the head and hand template? Thanks
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On  September 1, 2013Runde's Room answered:
Hi! The one that has the head and hand template is the (Lap)Book Report Project: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lap-Book-Report-Project-615825
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On  October 23, 2012,  Sarah W. asked:
I have a quick question, can this document be changed by me, I wanted to add something to one of the sides, but can't seem to do it. I am so excited to use this with my students. Thanks, Sarah
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On  October 24, 2012Runde's Room answered:
I'm sorry - as this is a PDF file, the product isn't editable. You could always just instruct your students to add any information you would like. I hope your students enjoy this activity as much as mine do.
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Paper Bag Character Study
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