When asked to describe the traits of a book character, my students immediately start describing a character's physical appearance. While that may be part of character, I want my students to dig deeper and look at inner characteristics and motivations. In addition to choosing adjectives that describe a characters thoughts, words, actions, or feelings, I also want my students to provide text evidence to prove why a trait applies to the character. All of these activities are included in this packet.
This pack includes eight different foldable booklets.
Each booklet represents a different stage of life (toddler boy, toddler girl, child boy,child girl, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather). Students may choose the correct booklet to match a character’s age.
Each booklet helps students to differentiate between a character’s physical appearance and their character traits (found by a character’s thoughts, words, actions, or feelings).
Also included is a blank teacher template that can be shown on the board and completed together whole group or to model for students about how to complete the activity.
There is also a student booklet “My List of Common Character Traits” included. This booklet includes a list of character traits that students can choose from and a place to list other traits that they find from their own reading.