Do your students use specific vocabulary for describing characters?
How can we expect our students to communicate what they understand without the essential vocabulary necessary for communicating their thoughts about the characters in the stories they read? Incorporating cootie catchers is a great year-round vocabulary activity! Engage your students. Get them up and learning important trait vocabulary that will help them better understand and describe characters. There are three different catchers in this set with eight words per catcher, so you can choose to use just one catcher to focus on eight trait words at one time, or you can mix them up and have students learning up to twenty-four trait words. Using the Quiz-Quiz-Trade* method works well when more than one catcher is in the mix.
There are three catchers that include the following vocabulary:
♦ sly, selfish, daring / bold, responsible, rude, mischievous, clever, wise
♦ greedy, cooperative, considerate, loyal, irresponsible, humble, honest, foolish
♦ lazy, confident, polite, hard working, generous, brave, determined, prideful / boastful
* See resource notes for suggestions about how to increase student engagement when using this product.
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RL3.2, 4.2 & 5.2~Finding the Theme & Message in Literature
RL3.3~Describing Character Traits, Feelings & Motives
RL3.6, 4.6 & 5.6~Distinguishing Point of View & Perspective
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