Inferences about character traits and emotions can be tough for readers. This file includes resources, lesson plans, and stories for teaching students how to infer character emotions and character traits in literature.
Highlights include lists of character emotions and character traits and a dramatic activity to help students identify character emotions. Vocabulary activities, open-ended response questions, and charts for independent reading are also included, as well as 8 lesson plans to help you plan for your teaching. A PowerPoint guides students through the process of making inferences about character traits. (Please note: This PowerPoint is also available individually as Character Traits PowerPoint: Looking at Character Traits.)
Five original stories included in the packet can be used instantly with your students.
Other materials for teaching stories and story elements:
Story Elements Readers Theatre
Teaching About Theme
Point of View Stories and Activities
v. 3.2, updated September 2014