Teaching Character Traits in 5 Days

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Teaching in Room 6
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This was a great resource for teaching about character traits. My students enjoyed the activity as an introduction and it was very easy to build off of.
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  1. Teaching STORY ELEMENTS in Fiction has never been easier than with these 5-day lesson plans! This is a BUNDLE of 6 week-long lesson study standards-based (both CCSS and TEKS) sets to teach fiction story elements of plot, character, setting, theme, conflict, and fictional narrative. These 6 individ
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Teaching about character traits in fiction has never been easier with this 5-day lesson plan! This standards-based (both CCSS and TEKS) interactive lesson study of the literary element of Character Traits will have your students learning about, discussing, and applying ideas about how character traits work and affect fiction throughout the course of five days.

There are five engaging classroom-tested lesson plans that detail everything you will need to do, STEP-BY-STEP, to teach your students about character traits. There are also graphic organizers for each day so that your students are able to apply their learning to the novels and stories you are currently using in class.

The five days culminates in a written character trait paragraph, asking the students to take what they learned about character traits and apply it to writing a paragraph, showing evidence from the text (so important in these days of state testing and Common Core). There is also a graphic organizer to help scaffold the writing for your students.

Each of these lessons can be further applied to any novel study and will carry throughout the entire year.

Included in this resource:

  • 5 Days of Step-by-Step lesson plans
  • Interactive Notebook Pages
  • Anchor Chart example
  • Character Trait Sort
  • Mentor Text for dissecting character traits
  • Character Trait organizer for any text
  • Printables and answer keys for all with teacher examples
  • Writing frame for character trait summary

Once the project is completed, you will have a written character trait breakdown of a story summary fit for display on a bulletin board! The students will be able to showcase their learning with a detailed, in depth character trait summary using textual evidence.

This classroom tested project is something I have used in my own classroom across multiple grade levels with great success. The students enjoyed the process of learning about character traits, figuring out various character traits within a story, dissecting mentor text and then using those same ideas to a current classroom novel.

Prep is easy and painless. Everything you need to effectively teach your students about character traits using novels and classroom stories is here! This mini-unit is a great way to hit many different standards across the curriculum AND have a wonderful display of student written work.

What others are saying...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jamie D. says, "Just wonderful! Very easy to use and comprehensive. Went perfectly with the novel we are currently using in class. Thanks!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Dali K. says, "Very easy to use, engaging for students, and students understand the lessons better with these resources."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Whitney M. says, "This was a great resource for teaching about character traits. My students enjoyed the activity as an introduction and it was very easy to build off of. "

You may also enjoy these other titles in the "In 5 Days" series:

Plot in 5 Days

Setting in 5 Days

Conflict in 5 Days

Fictional Narrative in 5 Days

Theme in 5 Days


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Total Pages
23 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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