A Character Profile Bulletin Board Activity
Trying to keep up with the different characters in this novel is challenging and confusing for any mystery reader!
Who is Who?
• Mat and laminate template cards for durability. Use different colored backing for victim, 16 suspects, and 8 persons of interest. Print as full page or half-sheet depending on side of display desired.
• Collect magazines that contain photos of people. After the first few chapters of the novel, divide your students into small groups and distribute various magazines to each group.
• Use story clues and physical descriptions to select photos that could best represent each character. Multiple submissions for characters can be voted on to determine which picture they think best portrays the character.
• Cut/copy photographs to attach to each character’s template card to display with the name. Arrange the cards on the bulletin board with their photos grouped according to their Westing Game partnerships.