Character Traits | Character Traits Passage | Reading Comprehension 3rd Grade

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There are many character trait resources out there, but this one also includes traits and motivations, which is a big part of the standard. Great resource!
I used this with a small group to reinforce the skill, and it was perfect. My students understood the standard and all I had to do was print the resource! Thank you!
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Engage your 3rd graders with this character traits reading passage that helps them learn how a character's traits, motivations, and feelings contribute to the sequence of events in a story. Students will practice this standard by using close reading strategies to read an engaging character traits passage, complete the sequence graphic organizer, and comprehension questions using text evidence.

This print-and-go packet is full of character traits activities, including helpful anchor charts for a 2-3 day lesson, and will make teaching this standard so quick and easy! I love to use this for a 3 day guided reading lesson on character in a story (traits, feelings, actions) and how they contribute to the sequence of events.

Also included is a figurative language activity!



Included in this CHARACTER TRAITS packet:

  • Jared's Giant Reading Passage: This engaging story will be fun for your 3rd graders to read while identifying the character traits, motivations, and feelings and how they contribute to the sequence of events in this story.
  • 1st Read Note Page: Immediately after the first reading, your students can note key details from the story that will help them as they comprehend the story.
  • Text-Dependent Comprehension Questions: After the 2nd reading, students are ready to respond to these comprehension questions that lead them to identify the character traits of the main character.
  • Sequence Graphic Organizer: Using this graphic organizer will help students organize the main events of the story.
  • Character Traits Anchor Chart: Teaching character traits starts with an anchor chart that help students learn what to look for in the story.
  • Character Contribution Steps Anchor Chart: These detailed steps will help students as they are working through this activity.
  • Figurative Language Activity: Students will be able to practice figurative language skills in the story's context.
  • Answer Key: Quick and easy for you to check student answers
  • Easel™ Ready Activity


Use this Character Traits Reading Comprehension resource for: 

✔  Whole Group Reading Instruction: Introduce character traits in your whole group lessons

✔  Guided Reading Groups: Use this reading resource as a focus text for your reading groups.

✔  Homework: Send home as a practice activity

✔  Bellwork: Use as a bellringer for extra reading comprehension practice

✔  Literacy Centers: Students can practice looking for character traits, motivations, and feelings in this story as a literacy center activity.

Common Core Standards Addressed in this Resource:

RL.3.1 - Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

RL.3.3 - Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

L.3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.


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Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


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