For in-depth character analysis. A short answer form for a single character digs into personality, actions, thoughts, decisions, quote, motivation, author's attitude, and opinion. Other charts include compare/contrast of two characters; traits with text evidence; points of view of multiple characters; and problem/conflict resolution.
Visually-appealing formats for 6-10 in black and white for easy photocopying. The single character form can be copied front to back for a handy one page handout. One compare/contrast chart has the categories filled in and the second is blank for teacher or students to fill-in the categories. Includes a definition of compare versus contrast and an example. See the thumbnails and preview!
Also helpful to illustrate for a mini-lesson as to how authors show, not tell, about a character through description, dialogue, and interactions. In addition, it can lead students to develop stronger characters in their own writing.
Useful for a whole class reading (either at the end or mid-way); for small group discussion or literature circles; or for students reading different titles. It can be used with other types of responses or as a choice on a menu. You can require students to answer all of the questions, omit a few yourself, or allow students to pick and choose. It could serve as a pre-write for a character analysis essay.
Aligned with Common Core Standards for citing textual evidence, determining the central idea of text and its relationship to the characters, analyzing how dialogue or plot reveal aspects of a character, and comprehending literature independently and proficiently.
The blank character comparison chart is also included in this product of compare and contrast charts:
Compare and Contrast Chart
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