The Common Core State Standards in fictional literature calls for students to identify and describe characters’ actions, thoughts, and motivations, which is no small task for some students. This “Getting to Know You activity” is a fun activity and sneaky way of introducing a purposeful activity on character traits. Depending on your students and the type of materials (paint, yarn, etc....), this activity is a two-day lesson.
· Activity One- Describing Me and My Character Trait Word
· Activity Two- My Picasso Portrait and Character Trait Card
· Activity Three- Class Presentation of My Picasso Portrait and
Describing Me Graphic Organizer
I use my students art work and character trait card as a cute teaching room display throughout the year.