The directions read: Think about your character carefully. How does their personality and motivation cause them to react to the problem in the story? Refer to the text for support.
This worksheet was created to help students analyze how a character's traits AND motivation will determine how a story unfolds. It asks students to describe the character's traits and the character's motivations, identify the problem in the story, list out the character's response to that problem and then the solution.
If students can do this, then they can be effective and efficient readers of fictional/narrative stories. They will also be able to make sound predictions while comprehending flow of a story.
It can be flexibly applied to any story, and I have used this for the Case of the Gasping Garbage, Thundercake, Lemonade Wars, etc. with much success. Good luck! Feel free to provide any suggestions or ask any questions.
This worksheet explicitly supports the CCS RL 3.3 (Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.) but is useful for grades 3-5. If you ask students to provide page numbers, this will also pull in RL 3.1 and 3.5.