Using texts that kids love will turn mini-lessons around in a heartbeat. Kids are falling in love with Kwame Alexander's The Crossover, and this activity takes advantage of that. With this worksheet, kids will listen to an excerpt from The Crossover (or read it themselves, if you prefer). They will record a character trait for Josh, then record their evidence of what he says and does to make the reader reach that conclusion. This Word Doc can be modified for any character in any work of fiction.