This artistic activity is an excellent end-of-novel project that assesses students' abilities to identify character traits, demonstrate close reading and textual evidence skills, practice in-text citations, and write creatively from a character's point of view.
Although I use this project primarily for John Boyne's Holocaust novel, I have modified it previously for other novels like Roland Smith's Peak.
In this packet, you will find student instructions, a list of writing prompts, a grading checklist, and a sample list of character choices on a student sign-up sheet. You will need to provide (or have students provide) paper bag puppet supplies: brown paper bags, googly eyes, and construction paper.
I allow several days for the puppet creation and "object creation" phase of the project in class. The creative writing portion, however, is done on students' own time.