If you're students are struggling with explaining the roles and functions of characters in various plots, including relationships and conflicts, these graphic organizers may help. They can be used with any novel or text with strong characters. They also come in handy when a character changes over time---more than one can be completed and they can use them to compare.
These are great additions to reading interactive notebooks/RtI/guided reading and independent reading. TEKS 5.6(B)