For after reading the novel. A graphic organizer (or you might call it a log) to identify the ways Mathilda's personality changes over the course of the novel.
I find this a really nice way to look at the character and to create connections to the students' lives - what causes/has caused changes for them, good self-reflection conversations. Depending on how engaged the students are, these conversations can be 10 minutes or a couple of days.
I even had one class so into the self-reflection element of it that we spent a few days writing about how changes in our life circumstances affects our personality forever, it was very cool.