Let's Write About Characters! is the second installment of the Narrative Writing Series by Daisy Designs.
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Activities within this set include reading AND writing about various age-appropriate characters. Students use their imagination to write about characters that are realistic and some that are complete fantasy (such as unicorns and monsters!). They learn about character traits, both internal and external, and learn to utilize them to create rich character descriptions.
For this activity, students see an image of a character. They describe the character, providing traits and favorites and coming up with exciting things that might happen to that character. These sheets are provided in color and in blackline and could be used stand-alone or can be the start of a larger writing project. There are 25 characters included!
WHAT'S THE SETTING TASK CARDS:
This set of task cards is to assist students in determining the traits of the character within a short piece of text. If students have already mastered this, they may be ready to write their own characters in detail within their own story. These task cards are great for a center/station and for early finishers. A recording sheet is included, as is an answer key.
These NO-PREP printable journal pages are perfect for quick writes, morning work, sub plans, homework, or even a quick and easy writing center. Students read the prompt and get to writing, focusing on characters and using words to describe their traits. The prompts vary in level of difficulty and several types of writing paper is included.
This section is filled with the journal prompts in the last section, however these are to cut and paste into an existing journal or notebook. If you have your students keep a journal, this is a great option for saving ink on printing and still providing the activity to the student. Just print a page out, cut, glue, and write!
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ANCHOR CHARTS:
These anchor chart pieces will bring your charts to life as you work with your students on words that describe internal traits and external traits. Print, cut, and attach and have students come up with their own words to go with each header. Also included are three blackline worksheets to practice determining internal and external character traits.
CHARACTER FLIP BOOKS:
This project is a lot more extensive than the others and is recommended to be used towards the end of the character unit. Students choose a character topper to attach to their flip book. Each page of the flip book has a different purpose, with the last page being the final character focused writing planning. Students will be coming up with all their character's traits and using them in their writing. 13 different character options are included! Check out the preview!
DRAW A SETTING GAME:
This game is totally fun at any point throughout the unit. Provide various “Name Generator” charts to your students. There are several different kinds included to choose from. Students roll a die three times to generate a silly character name. Once they have their character name, they fill out the information about this new character. You can take it a step further and have them come up with a story surrounding this character. There are 8 different name generators included!