This activity has students looking at various Pixar short films to practice identifying character traits and character development as the plot progresses.
The activity starts out with Pixar's "The Blue Umbrella" and some teacher guidance and scaffolding. The Pixar films "La Luna" and "Partly Cloudy" are also required.
After watching each short film, students are asked to explain how the protagonist changed over the course of the plot.
Students are provided with the plot event and they must provide character traits for a selected character making sure to mention evidence from the film.
This worked really well when introducing or reviewing character development with my students.