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Characterization Kids - Story Elements Task Cards

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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Pages
20 pages
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Description

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
  • and more.

NOTE: For a digital version with one task card per slide, and ready for students use with text boxes, etc for their answers on Google slides, see Characterization Task Cards Digital Resource. This PDF version is also included with the digital resource.

These task cards are designed specifically for middle grade kids. The cards are large – two cards per page and have more content per card than many of the smaller task cards –perfect for older kids who can handle more than one quick question per card. Task cards are perfect for differentiating with individual or group work, and for review activities, class games like Scoot or Footloose, or quick assessments.

Included with this set is a blank answer sheet for students to fill in their answers.

Also included is a list of suggestions for ways to use task cards and a list of suggestions for easy differentiation with task cards.

The cards support the Reading: Literature standards, especially the standards regarding using text evidence to describe a character.

For more story elements and other comprehension skills, see the Reading Skills section of this store, and for even more task cards from Classroom in the Middle, see: Task Cards.

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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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