This comprehension activity facilitates a discussion around characters in a novel. It prompts students to go into more depth and to think about a character critically. Among other things, it requires the student to indentify both a character’s literal and figurative journey.
It can be used as a jumping off place for a written Reading Response. When writing, students can expand on this graphic activity, and back up their assertions about a character using evidence from the text.
A very versatile activity that crosses grade levels and can be used during whole or small group reading instruction, or as independent work.
I have uploaded a graphic of a “character” and a key designating what each body part represents in a character. You can also have students draw their own character outline on big easel paper (this allows for more writing as well). This works for animal characters as well
Worksheet with character graphic
Character Study Key