This Word document gives you all you need to have your students write meaningful, detailed Character Sketches. Included is:
--a brief introduction to teaching a Character Sketch,
--a rich brainstorming guide,
--two differentiated step-by-step assignment/instruction sheets (with checkboxes for each task) that you can give to students,
--rubrics for each (with categories for Structure, Process, Description, Spelling and Grammar),
--one suggested mini-lesson about avoiding weak words,
--and two differentiated mentor texts.
The document is purposefully in Word so that you can tweak the instructions and/or rubric to fit your students' needs. Perfect for use in a writing workshop or as a single writing assignment.