Character Trait Dictionary with Characterization Activities

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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10 pages
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This Character Trait Dictionary has been a staple in my classroom for many years. It is full of positive and negative character traits to help students identify the qualities of different personalities of people in real life and in stories. The activity pages help them practice identifying these characteristics before having to use them with a novel study.

Included in this packet:

  • character trait dictionary cover with a place to include traits of the student
  • 3 pages of character traits with definitions (106 words and definitions)
  • a physical characteristic worksheet to help students learn the difference from character traits
  • a sorting page to categorize positive vs. negative character traits (sample answers included)
  • planning page for students to write character traits they feel describe them and why they feel that way
  • compare/contrast page to use with a partner to practice identifying various character traits
  • sample passages for students to read and identify which character trait/s are being featured (sample answers included)
  • a practice page for using character traits while reading a novel

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Hilary Lewis

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


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