Both of these are to help students track a character and their traits as students read any type of text. I use both throughtout the school year. First semester begins with lots of guided practice and classroom examples but by second semester students complete independently. This is a continual learning process all year.
1. The first page describes different ways to describe a character other than what the character looks like on the outside. I ask my students "to dig a LOT deeper" when describing character traits. I also encourage academic language. Words like happy, sad, mad are not acceptable. That's were pages 2 & 3 are helpful. I've grouped academic words describing different traits together. For example thrilled, delighted, elated. If available make classroom posters of the first 3 pages AND/OR print for students to insert into Reading journals/notebooks.
2. Characterazation Doll - Students choose a character from the text to describe throughout reading. Students must provide a word descibing the character at a teacher prescribed page/chapter and give evidence from text to support description.