This Character Trait Scenario Activity is a resource for helping students understand what character traits are. I have found that my student are often confused by me asking them to describe what a character is like. They either give a physical description of what the character is wearing, or I get simple words, such as “nice and good.”
This activity was created to use with a small group and to provide students with a way to start thinking about character traits using familiar characters. I like to use this activity with my reading groups rather than having them use them independently, because the words may be a little difficult for beginning readers. I also like using them with my reading group because I think it is a good idea for teachers to monitor and guide the discussion that is taking place.