Use these character cards as an icebreaker and team builder activity at the beginning of the school year. Much like the classic “21 Questions Game,” students walk around the classroom asking one another questions in order to use critical thinking and guess the characters on the cards on their backs. Each card has information on the characters to help students respond to the questions. This activity is great for getting students engaged in their learning and for creating a positive classroom climate.
The activity includes a selection of 40 different characters from the following titles: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, To Kill a Mockingbird, Romeo & Juliet, The Hunger Games, and The Outsiders. Additionally, blank card templates can be made for additional desired characters. The following characters are included (in color and black & white):
Jean Louise (Scout) Finch
Charles (Dill) Baker
Mr. Arthur (Boo) Radley
Primrose (Prim) Everdeen
Darrell (Darry) Curtis
Keith (Two-Bit) Matthews
Sherri (Cherry) Valance
This 28-page resource includes teacher instructions, student handouts, extension activity, list of characters, character cards, and blank cards.
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