Character Traits: Searching for Evidence, {The Girl With a Mind for Math}

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
Formats Included
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10 pages


Finding evidence in a text is an important skill. Readers not only need to be able to describe traits for a character, but also find the evidence in the text to support their decisions. The Girl With a Mind for Math is an amazing book. Raye Montague is a strong character, which makes this the perfect book to share with your students when you're focusing on the skill of character traits and finding evidence in the text.

This activity was designed to be used with The Girl With a Mind for Math, the Rae Montague Story, but it can be adapted to be used with other stories or books.

This free activity includes:

Teacher Information/Directions

Suggestions for using this activity in either a whole class setting or in a literacy center.

Large Character Trait cards

These 14 cards can be used during the whole class lesson. Each card is approximately 2.5" by 7".

Small Character Trait labels

These 14 labels are sized to be cut out and used on the student page for the literacy center.

Character Traits, Finding Evidence student literacy center page

On this page students choose and cut out one of the small character trait labels. Then they use the book to search for evidence or examples that support that trait. The page has room for 3 character traits with corresponding evidence recordings.

The Girl With a Mind for Math, The Story of Raye Montague, is published by

The Innovation Press

Crockett's Classroom

Copyright © 2018 Debbie Crockett

All rights reserved by the author.

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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