Character Trait/Emotion Task Cards are simple multiple choice task cards with pictures. Students are asked to pick which word best describes the characters by their thoughts, actions, and behavior in the given situations. These task cards are a great introduction to character traits that students can work on independently, during small groups, or in centers.
Both Level 1 and Level 2 have 20 task cards. The cards ask how the character in the story is feeling during a particular situation. Level 2 task cards are more difficult, and Level 1 is more basic. The Level 2 cards are for students who know more adjectives. These cards include the words lonely, respectful, angry, responsible, unhappy, loving, scared, clumsy, worried, excited, gloomy, friendly, worried, bored, sluggish, helpful, funny, silly, patient, and delighted to describe the characters. The Level 2 task cards are for younger students learning about character traits using the basic words happy, angry, sad, silly, and sleepy. They can also be used to teach emotions.
Directions: Students are asked to read the card and decide which word best describes how the character is feeling. Students are asked to pick the best answer. Tell the students to use the information in the story to decide how the character is feeling based on their actions, thoughts, and behavior. Students are able to discuss or write down their answers.
To make: Cut out and laminate each picture card. There are four on a page.
Character Trait/Emotion Level 2 Task Cards: pg. 3-7
Level 2 Teacher Answer Key: pg:8
Character Trait/Emotion Level 1 Task Cards: pg. 10-14
Level 1 Teacher Answer Key pg. 15