Character Analysis Paper Bag Book Report

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Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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This Character Book Report assignment is the perfect project for studying characterization and is a great alternative to the traditional book report. It can be used with students’ independent reading, a classroom novel study, literature circles, or a class read aloud.

For this assignment, students study, analyze and report on different aspects of the main character in the book they are reading. You should supply each student with a lunch-size paper bag (the ones with the flat bottoms work best because they will be filling their bags with objects).

Students will recreate the main character and different character analysis questions on the pages provided, and glue them on the different sides of the paper bag.

The 10 items that students include inside the bag could be items that the character has or wants, items that change the character or the plot, or items that symbolize the character. I have also included 10 cards for the items that students can use – completing these cards may make it easier for students when (if) they present their projects to classmates.

For assessment I have included a student success criteria sheet, formal rubric, and a peer feedback form for the presentation.


This resource (and four other fun book report resources) are included in my Book Report Bundle which you can view by clicking HERE.


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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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