This is a universal graphic organizer to utilize while teaching Characterization that can be used with any text. This graphic organizer can be utilized during Reading/Literacy Workshop, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, or Independent Reading. Students choose a character from the story to study character traits and physical traits, comparing and contrasting characters, and analyzing how the character changed over time. Other Common Core aligned graphic organizers available: Cause & Effect, Characterization, Compare & Contrast, Conflict, Text Connections, Fact or Opinion, Inference, KWL Chart, Main Idea, Nonfiction, Plot, Predictions, Story Map, Setting, Summary, and Visualizations. Graphics provided by http://www.mycutegraphics.com/.