Have your students create their own wanted poster centered around a character from a book or story they have just read. This is a fun way to get your students to look more closely at a character from a book or story. The best thing is that once you have taught your students what is expected for each section of the Wanted Poster, you can use it time and time again with many other books and/or stories.
The Wanted Poster has the following sections:
1. Appearance and Distinguishing Features:
Students must describe the physical attributes as well character traits that help this character stand out. This activity is good for locating information in the text as well as using students’ powers of observation.
2. Recent Picture
Students draw and color a picture of the character that is wanted, making sure they include as many physical features, as well as clothing the character was last seen wearing.
3. This individual is wanted for the following:
Students make a list of things this character is wanted for. This is good for having students locate information from the text.
4. Last Seen
Students fill in when and where the character was last seen, as well as what the character was last doing.
5. The following reward is offered for any information leading to the capture of this individual:
Students need to think of a suitable reward to offer, in order to encourage others to provide information to help capture the wanted character. They need to use what they know about the story and characters to make their reward appropriate and enticing enough.
6. If you have any information that will help bring this individual to justice, contact: