Get your students describing characters using the 15 student pages in this product. This CCSS aligned product was created to work with any fiction passage. It was intended for use with grade 2 and 3 students, but would be suitable for other grade levels.
Common Core State Standards Addressed:
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.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.7 Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1a Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2b Use commas in greetings and closings of letters
DESCRIBE A CHARACTER: 2-sided sheet with guided questions to help students make inferences about a character
CHARACTER CHANGES: 2 pages asking students to describe how a character changes in the story
CHARACTER CHALLENGES: 1 page graphic organizer where students record a challenge the character faced, how he/she responded to the challenge, and what the character learned
CHARACTER CHIT-CHAT TIC-TAC-TOE: A partner discussion activity that requires students to mark 3 squares of a tic-tac-toe board to make a tic-tac-toe and then have a discussion about the squares they marked
CHARACTER RELATIONSHIPS: 1 page sheet asking students to describe the main character’s relationship to another character
CHARACTER LETTER WRITING: A letter-writing form where students pretend they are the main character and then write a letter to another character in the story
FRIENDLY LETTER MODEL: 2 versions (one printable and one projectable)
CHARACTER FEELINGS reference sheet
CHARACER TRAITS reference sheet
CHARACTER PARTS OF SPEECH: Students search for verbs, adverbs, and adjectives in the story
CHARACTER QUESTIONS: Students generate 3 questions about a character before reading to help set a purpose for reading