To introduce digging deep into characters, I have pairs of students trace each other and cut out their poster people. Then students will think of describing words that tell about themselves. This will help students connect with characters. While reading their independent text they will use these recording sheets to analyze their main character. Posting the character trait cards will help students go beyond, "happy, sad.." Then students will be able to predict and infer from their character. When Wilber was upset, it made me think he really must care about Charlotte.