This character trait graphic organizer can be used with any book, short story, or reading passage. Students can choose a trait from the list to describe their character. Then they must support their trait choice with evidence from the text (character's actions and dialogue).
The last part of the worksheet provides sentence stems for students to practice using evidence-based statements, that are so important to the Common Core, in their short answers.
The character traits list is organized by positive and negative traits to help students locate the correct trait for their character.
I have used this activity to help my middle school special education students have success with the common core requirements of supporting answers with text evidence. It would also be great for any elementary or special education students.
This can be used in guided reading groups, literature circles, or as a whole-class introduction to describing characters with text evidence.