This set of thirty task cards helps students to really understand the meaning of characterization and use close reading to identify character traits. The activities include:
Choosing character traits from a word bank
Choosing character traits – multiple choice
Describing a pictured character
Writing a paragraph
Listing character traits to describe a famous person
Comparing two characters
Completing a character web for a novel character
Drawing a character with certain character traits
Describing static and dynamic characters
The cards are a large, half-page size - perfect for differentiating with individual or group work, and for review activities, class games like Scoot or Footloose, or quick assessments.
The cards support the Reading: Literature standards, especially the standards regarding using text evidence to describe a character.
For more task cards from Classroom in the Middle, see: Task Cards.
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