Included in this packet is a set of graphic organizers to use to describe, compare and contrast characters. There are several versions to choose from, varying on what you would like to concentrate on and what kinds of characters you will be studying. There are also handwriting papers to use after the graphic organizers to write about the characters.
When teaching about characters and their traits, start out by explaining there are several ways to describe characters.
Descriptions (what they look like on the outside)
Traits (adjectives to describe inside qualities from how they act)
Relationships (with other characters)
Obviously the easiest way is to describe what a character looks like. That is why it is important to spend a lot of time discussing character’s feelings, their relationships and the traits that describe WHO they are. Getting kiddos to understand what traits are is difficult. That is why I created and included the character trait activities towards the back of the packet. Once kiddos can infer character traits, describing, comparing and contrasting will become much easier. And then they will be able to be detectives on themselves. (Also, included in this packet)
Just added—book list to use for teaching character traits!
So get out those magnifying glasses and get detecting!
These can be used for small groups, whole group and/or during literacy workstations.
They align to several common core standards. 1.RL.3, 1.RL.7, 1.RL.9