This Character Analysis packet contains graphic organizers and activity worksheets that students can use for any fictional book.
The 12 student pages included this packet are:
•A list of character traits. This reference chart includes 136 common words/traits that students can use to help them describe characters. This is a great reference chart for students when they are stumped and/or need some guidance when describing a particular character.
•Character Interests - Graphic Organizer. Students are to list a chosen character's likes, dislikes, wishes, what he/she needs, what he/she is good at, and what he/she learns throughout the book.
•Character Traits - Graphic Organizer. Students are to write words or phrases in the bubbles that describe a particular character. Students also draw a portrait of the character in the center of the graphic organizer.
•“What I Know About...” This graphic organizer has students organize details about each character (i.e. personality, physical characteristics, hobbies, where he/she lives), in addition to locating evidence from the book (page numbers, quotes, etc).
•“What's the Problem?” Graphic Organizer. Students are to chose one character and think about a problem he/she has faced, as well as the solution. Students are then to consider how they would have handled that same situation if they were that character.
•Casting Call: Character Bio. Students pretend they are the casting director for a movie based on the story they are reading. They are to create a Character Bio based on one of the characters from the book.
•“Have You 'Scene' It?” Students are to draw a picture of their favorite scene from the story in the picture frame graphic, incorporating at least two of the characters. They are to add a caption that describes what is going on in the scene. You may also choose to “hang” your students' picture frames up around the classroom when they are finished!
•Relating to a Character - Graphic Organizer. Students compare a character's likes, thoughts, sayings, and physical characteristics or clothing to their own lives. Afterwards, they use a highlighter to mark what they have in common.
•“How Do the Characters Compare?” - Graphic Organizer. This is a Venn-Diagram that students use to compare and contrast two different characters in the story.
•Fictional Book Character “Selfie” Activity. One of my favorites! Students are to pick a character from the book and pretend they are taking a “selfie” on a smart phone. They can draw a “selfie” on the screen of the phone (or use a photo of that character from the internet), then fill out the personal information about the character. This is a fun way to get students interested and involved in the details of a character.
•Character Poem: “I Am.” Students write an “I Am” poem using the template provided. They are to write it from the perspective of a chosen character from the story.
•Character Poem: Haiku. Students are to write a haiku about a two characters from the story. Instructions on writing a haiku are provided on the student worksheet.
**Instructions for Use**
This packet is designed to be used with ANY fictional book. Depending on the needs of your class, you may want to use all of these graphic organizers, or just pick and choose what you need for a particular book/character study. As a fun alternative, students can even use these worksheets to assist them in developing their own characters for their own creative writing projects.
*Please note: This packet is NOT editable in order to protect the copyright of the graphics used throughout this product.