These 32 Task Cards will help your students identify character traits.Your students will be able to practice making inferences as they read a short story and piece together the clues to identify the main character's personality traits.
32 Task Cards
Student Record Sheet
I am crazy about task cards and think they are such a versatile tool for the classroom. You can use them in a literacy center, in small groups, or even individually. Another option is to use one card at a time with the whole class. I like to keep a stack of cards on my desk that go with whatever concept we're working on and pull a few of them out to do together whenever we have a few extra minutes.
My favorite way to use task cards though, is to use them as a rotational activity. Simply print out the record sheet for each child and station the cards at different places around the room. You can call "Scoot" after a few minutes and kids rotate to the next station. Or depending upon the class, you can let the kids rotate to any card that's open. I love to send them on this "scavenger hunt" in buddies because I like to hear the kids collaborating on their answers. Kids love the movement too and it's always neat to see them really enjoying an activity and learning at the same time.
The task cards can be printed in color or grayscale and can be laminated and used again and again. Baggies are great to store them in or you could hole punch each card's corner and put them all on a ring. A plastic shoe box with dividers works really well to keep them organized.
***Please note: This task card set is also included in my Characters, Settings and Events Unit:
Characters, Setting and Events: 3rd - 5th Grades
If your students need more practice with Character Traits, I created a reading game (for 4th and 5th Grades but a 3rd Grade version will be coming soon) which might be helpful:
Character Traits Game
The Character Traits Game may be purchased separately, but is also included in a 10 Game Fiction Bundle:
Fiction Reading Games Bundle
Or a 20 Game Reading Bundle:
Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Games Bundle
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