Character Traits

Lyndsey Kuster
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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62 pages
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The packet tackles the big question: What is a Character?

With the help of this packet, your students will become gurus at describing the outside (appearance) and inside (words, actions, and feelings) of a character. I designed and differentiated this packet so that all students can be successful when completing these activities.

In order to help students understand these terms, they will first learn about adjectives through a five senses taste test (lesson plan is included). This concrete activity will help prepare them for when they go to describe the outside and inside of a character.

In this packet you will find:

  • 3 engaging lesson plans: What is a Character?; Outside of a Character (Appearance); Inside of a Character (Words, Actions, and Feelings)
  • anchor charts (which define: characters, appearance, words, action, feelings, adjectives, and the five senses)
  • 8 short stories (two versions are available in order to meet the needs of diverse learners)
  • differentiated graphic organizers (many different options for you to choose from)
  • many extension activities (create your own character, write all about you using adjectives)

All of these activities align with the following Grade 1 English Language Arts Reading Literature Standard:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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