Character Trait Vocabulary Digital Notebook -Themed Around 'Optimistic'

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
Formats Included
  • Google Slides™
11 pages
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Character trait vocabulary instruction is a super easy way to incorporate word learning into your everyday classroom routine. Whether you are discussing characters in the books you are reading, in the stories you are writing or the conversations you are having about classroom etiquette and manners, character trait vocabulary comes up a lot more than you think.

This entire resource is fully themed around the character trait vocabulary word: optimistic. A few of the activities do include understanding the meaning of the synonyms for this word as well (cheerful, hopeful, joyful, positive, idealistic, bright, happy and confident).

My style of teaching vocabulary is to focus on quality of understanding, not quantity of words taught. This resource is part of a set that focuses on the 'Character Trait of the Week.' The idea is that as a class we learn a new trait early in the week and each day following students complete an activity themed around this word.

All 5 activities included are themed around the same one vocabulary word, in hopes that by the end of the week, students have developed a deep understanding of this word. The last activity of the week asks students to write a story themed around the word. At the end of the month, we review all of the character trait words that we learned, and take an end of month assessment (soon to be included in my TPT store!).

More details about the resource:

  • It is fully digital and will download as a Google Slideshow (great for assigning via Google Classroom!)
  • All text boxes and activity instructions are editable
  • Slides for instruction, partner work and independent practice are included

The full slide deck includes:

  • Character Trait Vocabulary Word Introduction
  • Word Introduction Video: including definition, examples and visual representations
  • Frayer Model Activity
  • Think-Pair-Share Activity
  • Word Castles Activity
  • Compare & Contrast Activity
  • Creative Story Activity

Check out additional Character Trait Vocabulary Activities from my TPT Shop:

Total Pages
11 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).


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