Giraffes Can't Dance Character Traits Bundle

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Fun Character traits bundle - 87 pages - 4 fun filled character traits products combined into one bundle! This kit will save you over 25% off . It includes a variety of activities, and NO PREP printables to assist students to consolidate their understanding of character traits for the popular story, 'Giraffes Can't Dance' by Giles Andreae. Activities include: sorting worksheets, cut and paste activities, yes/no game and task cards.

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♥ Literacy centers
♥ Morning work
♥ Assessment
♥ Homework
♥ Book Companion

The bundle includes the following character trait activities:

Character Traits Sorting - Giraffes Can't Dance
Cut and Paste Character Trait Activities and Anchor Charts - Giraffes Can't Dance
Yes/No Game - Giraffes Can't Dance
Task Cards - Giraffes Can't Dance

Character Trait Sorting Activities

Want a fun and interactive activity to help teach your students about character traits? This Giraffes Can't Dance pack includes a variety of character trait sorting cut and paste activities and printables for students to consolidate their understanding of character traits. By undertaking these activities students are expanding their vocabulary and making inferences about characters in order to sort the character traits correctly.

This pack includes two sets of the following printables in color and black and white:

• Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort Gerald’s character traits into beginning of the story and end of the story.
• Worksheet - students list their own character traits about Gerald at the beginning of the story and the end of the story. They also write a sentence about Gerald’s best quality.
• Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort Gerald’s traits into appearance and qualities.
• Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort the character traits into positive and negative. The positive traits were displayed by Gerald and the negative traits were by the other animals in the story.
• Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort the cricket’s traits into appearance and qualities.
• Worksheet – students write their own positive traits to describe Gerald and negative traits to describe the other animals. They Then write what they infer about the other animals.
• Cut and paste sorting worksheets – sort the words into synonyms and antonyms for the words: proud and brave.
• Answer sheets for all cut and paste sorting activities provided.

Yes/No Game – Character Trait Sorting

Character Traits Yes/No Game is a perfect resource to use as a book companion after reading the story, 'Giraffes Can't Dance'. By playing this fun and interactive game, it will assist students to make inferences about characters, expand their vocabulary and consolidate their understanding of character traits.

This yes/no game can be played with 1-2 players or played as a whole class. To play the game you select a character card and a character trait card. You then sort the character trait card under the correct heading. For example if I selected the character 'Gerald the Giraffe - at the beginning of the story' and the character trait clumsy I would place the character trait card clumsy under the yes heading. (see preview for example). I then select 7 more character traits and place it under the correct heading: yes or no. Once player 1 has had their turn they return the cards to the bottom of the piles and then it is player 2's turn.

The game consists of:

• 2 heading - yes/no
• teacher instructions
• 5 character cards - Gerald the Giraffe - beginning of the story, Gerald the Giraffe- end of the story, other animals - beginning of the story, other animals - end of the story and the cricket.
• 48 character trait cards

By playing this game regularly in class students will have a deeper understanding about character traits. This game also assists the teacher with class discussions about character traits and reasons why students believe a character has a particular character trait. Answers may vary with students as they have different beliefs and personal opinions.

Character Trait Mind Maps - Cut and Paste Activities

Character Traits Pack {Giraffes can't Dance} - Is perfect to use when undertaking units on character traits, narratives or descriptive writing. Included in this activities pack is vibrantly colored and black and white versions of cut and paste worksheets. Anchor charts (answer sheets), and teacher instructions are also included.

The pack entails the following activities for the popular story, 'Gerald the Giraffe':
♥ Teacher instructions
♥ Cut and paste worksheets - students cut and paste the qualities, feelings and physical traits of Gerald the giraffe at the beginning and end of the story.
♥ Answer sheets or anchor charts for cut and paste activities only - you can use the answer sheets to display on your bulletin board so students can refer to them whilst writing.
♥ Write character traits- students write their own qualities for the jungle animals.

Giraffes Can't Dance Task Cards

These task cards are designed for first grade to third grade to provide your students with practice with identifying character traits, feelings and physical traits of characters in the story. These multiple choice questions will allow your students to make inferences about characters.

The kit consists of:

• 2 sets of 20 task cards- colored and black lined sets
• Student response sheet
• Answer Sheet

Please see the preview for a snapshot at what the bundle entails.<

This bundle is also included in the money saving bundle below:
Character Traits Book Companion Bundle for: Giraffes Can't Dance, The Rainbow Fish, Stellaluna, Tacky the Penguin and A Bad Case of Stripes

I also have other Character Traits packs available from my store. See below:

Charlotte's Web Task Cards - Character Traits
Tacky the Penguin - Character Trait Activities
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Character Trait Activities
100 Character Traits - Word Map Templates
Dab it! - Fairy tale character traits
Sorting Fairy Tale Characters - Character Traits
Character Traits Yes/No Game - Fairy Tales
Character Traits - Printables and Word Wall Cards
Character Traits Task Cards - Halloween Theme
Character Traits Task Cards - Fairytales
Character Traits cut and paste activities - Fairytales
Character Traits activities - Who am I?
Chistmas Themed - Cut and Paste Activities
Character Traits - Making Inferences and Text-to-Self Connections

You might also be interested in these popular bundles from my store. Check out the links below:
Charlotte's Web- Character Trait Bundle
Character Trait Bundle including popular fairy tales
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Character Trait Bundle

Literacy Centers Mega Bundle - 333 pages
Literacy & Math Centers Mega Bundle - 500+ pages

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Giraffes Can't Dance Character Traits Bundle
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Giraffes Can't Dance Character Traits Bundle
Giraffes Can't Dance Character Traits Bundle
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