This is an activity on characterization for the play Diary of Anne Frank. There are a few ways you may use this activity. Options are GOOD!
You can send this file to your students for them to open in Microsoft Word and then use DRAG and DROP to move the character traits to the appropriate character. I use Edmodo to send files directly to my students, but use what you have available to you (SharePoint, etc).
I found the students did not always agree on the "correct" answer, and the activity sparked heated discussions about the characters. It was a great opportunity to ask the students to find textual evidence to support their answers. You will notice I chose some easy as well as others that I knew the students wouldn't already know to teach them vocabulary.
When students were finished with the activity, they saved their files under their own names. They uploaded the new file to my site for a classwork grade.
You may use this on a SMARTboard or Promethean Board and do the activity as a group activity.
You may change the wording of the instructions and easily make this a pen and paper activity.
This exercise has been modified for the new VA SOL Reading 8 test. The "drag and drop" technology is modeled after the new VA SOL testing methods of Technology Enhanced Items (TEI). Students grab words and manipulate them to the correct place on the screen. This is similar to what the students may need to do on testing day. While the technology used by Pearson is not easy to find, Microsoft Word will get the job done. I used several activities like this throughout the year to prepare my students for an electronic standardized test, and the results were impressive.