Character response graphic organizers: This product is stuffed FULL of response sheets to use when discussing story characters. Although they do reflect Common Core standards for grades 1-3, they are generic enough to be used in any classroom. I have used these sheets with students in my own classroom, so they are “kid-tested and approved!”
Written character response sheets (14 different sheets in a variety of options - lined, unlined, different clipart)
Sticky note response sheets (same skills as the written sheets)
Character opinion writing – 2 prompts with plan sheets (also different versions) and writing paper (different types)
Interactive character craft – directions, pieces and photo of a completed sample
The character response sheets focus on the skills of describing a character, identifying and supporting character traits, how a character changes through the story, comparing characters and how the character responds to challenges.
There are two sets of sheets in the unit: one set asks students to write their ideas on the page; the other set has squares for sticky notes. Have students write their ideas on the sticky notes and place them on the squares on the response sheet. This is a great way to save paper! I have sets of sheets (10 in ea. set) clipped together and ready to go so all I need to do is pull them out – no running to the copier!
All the sheets are great for book responses, partner work, formative assessments, etc. I included a BUNCH of different options for many of the sheets – girl/boy clipart (or no clipart!), lined, unlined . . . I like to have choices that work for each student!
I also added two opinion writing pieces, complete with plan sheets and writing paper. Use them as a part of your book study, or as a separate writing activity. I also included a “blank” plan sheet and writing paper so you can fill in any question you want.
BONUS! The character interactive craft is a great way for students to “show what they know” about a character. It is simple enough for little ones to be able to cut, write on and glue the pieces, and it allows for creativity as students draw their illustration of the character.
Take a look at my Character Traits Posters HERE
for a great companion to this product, or buy them BOTH in the bundle HERE
Want to add the Story Elements Posters and Response Sheets
Check out the preview for a look at most of the sheets that are included.
Looking for book units focusing on character traits?
Stand Tall, Molly, Lou Melon
Tacky the Penguin
Thanks for stopping by! ~ Lisa, Second Grade Stories