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- Are you looking for fun, engaging and interactive book companions to help teach your students about character traits, physical traits and feelings of characters? This money saving character traits activities bundle with 150 teaching resources, will save you 50% off!! These differentiated activities$215.98$479.95Save $263.97
Thelma the Unicorn Character Traits Activities Bundle - 120+ pages - 4 fun filled character traits, physical traits and feelings products combined into one bundle! This kit will save you over 30% off! It includes a variety of activities, and NO PREP printables to assist students to consolidate their understanding of character traits and feelings for the popular story, 'Thelma the Unicorn' by Aaron Blabey. Activities include: sorting worksheets, cut and paste activities, anchor charts, graphic organizers, roll a die activities, yes/no game and character traits & feelings memory game.
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Want fun and engaging literacy center activities for reviewing character traits for the popular story, Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey? This book companion consists of a variety of cut and paste activities, NO PREP worksheets, and a roll a die game which provides students with additional practice to review character traits and physical traits for the characters in the story.
Product includes differentiated worksheets in color and black lined:
♥Cut and paste 4 matching character traits to describe Thelma’s qualities at the beginning of the story.
♥Cut and paste 4 matching character traits to describe Thelma the Unicorn’s qualities in the middle of the story.
♥Cut and paste 4 matching character traits to describe Thelma’s qualities at the end of the story.
♥Cut and paste 4 matching physical traits to describe Thelma’s appearance at the beginning of the story.
♥Cut and paste 4 matching physical traits to describe Thelma the Unicorn’s appearance at the end of the story.
♥Cut and paste 4 matching character traits to describe the qualities of Otis.
♥Cut and paste 4 matching physical traits to describe the appearance of Otis.
♥For students who have a good understanding about character traits and physical traits, they can use the bubble maps to write their own traits to describe Thelma.
♥Roll a Die Activity - Students will roll a die and find evidence in the story to match the character trait. Use the templates to record the character trait and evidence. See example provided for the character trait confident. Alternatively students could record their responses in their books or on a mini whiteboard.
Thelma the Unicorn Character Traits & Feelings Yes/No Game is the perfect book companion to undertake whilst learning about character traits and feelings. In this character trait and feelings game students will make inferences about the characters in order to sort character trait and feeling cards under the yes or no heading. Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey is a beautiful story, that has a a central message about learning to love who you are! This character trait and feeling game will assist students with expanding their vocabulary and consolidate their understanding of character traits and feelings. It will also allow students to look at how Thelma changes throughout the story.
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The game includes:
- Yes/No heading cards
- 4 character cards –Otis, Thelma the Unicorn (beginning, middle and end of the story)
- 48 character trait cards
This yes/no game can be played with 1-2 players, small group or played as a whole class. To play as a group:
•Students sit around a circular table or on the carpet. Place the headings yes and no in the middle of the circle.
•If group of 6 students, give each student 8 character trait card or feeling cards to place under the yes or no heading, and put the remaining 4 cards aside.
•Students take it in turn to select a character card and sort their cards under the correct heading.
•Ask each student to provide evidence or a reason why they think the character displays that character trait or not. For example at the end of the story Thelma was confident as she said, "I would rather just be me."
Option 2 - Play Corners - whole class game
•Stick the heading yes in one corner of the room and no in another corner.
•Teacher calls out a character trait or feeling. Students walk to the yes or no corner.
•Select a student to give a reason why they went to the yes or no corner for that particular character trait or feeling.
•If the students went to the wrong corner then they are out of the game.
•Keep playing until you have a winner or small group of students who are left.
By playing this game regularly in class students will have a deeper understanding about character traits and feelings. This game also promote lots of discussion with the class about character traits and feelings. Answers may vary with students as they have different beliefs and personal opinions.
This sorting kit is for the story, "Thelma the Unicorn," by Aaron Blabey. It includes a variety of cut and paste sorting activities and printables for: character traits, physical traits & feelings. The kit also consists of worksheets to cater for students who have a good understanding about character traits, feelings & physical traits. By undertaking these activities students are expanding their vocabulary and making inferences about characters in order to sort the character traits correctly.
This pack includes two sets of the following printables in color and black and white:
• Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort the physical traits for Thelma the Horse and Thelma the Unicorn. Physical traits that are the same, place in the middle column.
• Worksheet - students list their own physical traits to describe Thelma the Horse and Thelma the Unicorn, and traits that stayed the same. Students will describe the appearance of Thelma the Unicorn.
• Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort Thelma’s character traits and feelings into beginning, middle and end of the story. (Answers may vary, as long as the students can find evidence in the text to support each of the character traits or feelings).
• Worksheet - students list their own character traits and feelings to describe Thelma at the beginning, middle and end of the story. Students will complete the sentence. At the end of the story Thelma was…
• Worksheet –Students will list what Thelma said in the story, and in the next column write the inferred character trait. Students will then write about what they infer about Thelma based on what she said in the story.
• Worksheet - students list what Otis said in the story, and in the next column write the inferred character trait. Students will then write about what they infer about Otis based on what he said in the story.
• Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort the character traits for Otis under the yes or no heading.
• Worksheet - students list their own character traits for Otis under the yes or no heading. Students will complete the sentence: Otis is kind because…
• Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort the synonyms and antonyms for the character trait: gloomy.
• Answer sheets for all cut and paste sorting activities provided.
Thelma the Unicorn - Match the synonyms for each of the character traits and feelings in a game of memory! Thelma the Unicorn memory game is the perfect resource to use to assist students with consolidating their understanding of character traits, feelings and synonyms. This activity includes 18 pairs of character traits/feelings and an answer sheet with the list of synonyms. This resource is available in both color and black lined to save on ink! Great game to incorporate into your literacy centers!
How to use this product
♥ Play as a game of memory/concentration - independent, pairs, small group or whole class
♥ Matching activity - independent, pairs, small group or whole class.
Two sets of the following are included in color and black lined:
• Teacher instructions
• 18 pairs of unicorn themed character trait & feeling cards with matching synonyms.
• Answer sheet with a table of the synonyms included in the game.
Instructions for Memory Game
- Print, cut and laminate heading cards onto hard card stock paper for durability.
- Place the cards face down onto the carpet or desks.
- Students take it in turns to turn over two cards.
- If the two cards are matching synonyms, then the student keeps their cards and has another turn.
- The student keeps turning over two cards at a time until, the cards don't match.
- Then it is the next players turn.
- The winner is the person with the most cards at the end of the game.
Follow Up Activity
Students can glue the list of synonyms into their books, so they can refer to them when writing sentences. Students can write sentences for selected character traits or feelings, using the matching synonyms. Alternatively they can write a character description describing Thelma the unicorn's qualities.
This memory game is a great game for expanding students' vocabulary!
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