This mini-book project/activity asks students to use quotes and information from the novel or story to draw a character from the story. Teaching the different way authors create characters allows students to better picture them in thier head. Works well as an individual assessment on looking for details or as a partner activity for a short story with wonderful details. This project is best used after you have worked with finding details and picking out quotes with meaning. Also, works best with detailed descriptions. (give up to a week to work on after reading book or story or have students work on as they read something.)
* The project is very simple in description so that teachers can determine what type of quotes they are looking for. In my 8th grade room I stress the need for quotes that reveal personality of a character not just the simple color of their hair.