I used these character "baseball" cards as a way to talk about character traits while reading "Because of Winn Dixie." They could be used for any fiction story, however, and the students loved being able to do some artwork with their reading.
The cards have two sides; I coped them front-to-back, then cut them in half.
-Famous quotes (things the character said that were memorable)
-4 squares to describe 4 difference character traits. I provided them a long list of possible character traits to use so they could come up with a greater variety of adjectives to describe various characters.
-For the evidence, I required a complete sentence in the form of this sentence frame:
________________ is _____________ because....