Characterization is an important element of reading. Analyzing characterization in literature will lead to improved comprehension as well as improved writing skills.
These engaging characterization activities will work with any book or story and require very little prep on your part!
Thanks to a very thoughtful comment from a buyer, this product has been updated with opportunities for students to cite text evidence to support their thoughts and choices.
The set includes opportunities for individual learning, small group instruction, or whole group lessons. Several of these activities would make great literacy stations as well.
This set includes:
• Interactive Bookmark for Characters in the Text
• Characters On a Roll (Roll, Read, and Respond)
• 24 Character Trait Task Cards, Student Response Sheet, Answer Key
• 26 Talking Chips
• Point of View Choice Menu
• Character Trait Sorting Mat with 48 cards
• Complete Directions for All
Common Core State Standards Related to Characterization
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3-Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3-Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3-Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3-Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.