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Students research a hero among their family and friends. They conduct an interview, identify the character traits of their personal hero, organize their research material, and create a digital slideshow presentation.
Combining art, music, dance, and reading comprehension, this lesson is geared to reach all ability levels. After reading a variety of fables and discussing story elements and character traits, class members select a moral to use as the basis of their own fable about two characters, one with foibles and one without. Your fabulists then collaborate on a class mural, a music composition, and a dance which reflect the traits of characters in their stories. Document it all on a class website.
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about of Harry Potter's character traits. Page includes multiple links to answers, ads and resources.
Students explore Civil War heroes.  In this American history and character development lesson, students work in a group to read a biography of a Civil War hero and list character traits this leader exhibited. Students match these character traits with a person they know now, and share why they chose that person as a role model.
Lensey Namioka’s Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear provides an opportunity for young readers to observe how writers bring their characters to life. Each class member selects a character to trace through the novel, recording character traits and finding examples to show how these distinctive features are revealed.
Young scholars create a mobile that includes each of the six planets. They list the character traits of each of the characters from the six planets visited by the Prince. They present their project to the class and teacher.
Students define character traits. In this character trait lesson, students work in small groups to create an illustrated character trait sheet. They include the trait, a definition, a matching illustration, and use the word in a sentence. 
Do your sixth graders struggle with identifying character traits in short stories? Use a video about "Saved by a Seal" to show them how to use evidence within the text to make inferences about characterization. The video is the fifth in an eight-video series about reading literature, making it a good resource for your literature and short story unit.
Learners identify character traits. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and discuss the characters. Learners identify positive and negative character traits from the story.
Here is a lesson which is "flexible," and can operate as an individual or whole class activity. After reading a book of their choosing, with the use of a semantic map, learners identify character traits. They infer how their feelings towards the main character of the story changed throughout their reading. Finally they create a character Bio Poem. Incorporate these activities into any story you read.
Students explore characterization in literature. In this character traits instructional activity, students use inference skills to identify character traits in a piece of literature.
Third graders, after reading a one-page biographical essay, write in paragraph form how an African American has demonstrated a certain character trait.
Sixth graders explore details from a story to develop ideas and opinions about character traits. Using a Smart Board, 6th graders create a chart explaining the character's action and traits. In groups, students discuss and describe actions and identify traits from specific characters.
Young scholars read "Frog and Toad are Friends" and investigate physical, emotional, and mental character traits. They brainstorm a list of character traits that make a good friend. The list is placed into a visual ranking system that is shared with their classmates.
Young scholars analyze and identify character traits. They be asked to listen carefully to the description of the character Mrs. Winterbottom taken from the novel Walk Two Moons to develop their character analysis skills.
Explore character traits using this resource. After reading the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, learners fill in a graph identifying character traits. Then, they write and put on a skit. This resource provides a motivating way to engage in this topic.
Students examine the literary terms "round character" and "characterization" through the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. They view and discuss examples of clip art, video, and comic strips, and describe the character traits. Students then watch the video "Exploring Shakespeare" and describe character changes in a series of comic strips.
Exploring and discovering what to do after high school graduation is a very real topic for 12th graders. They examine their own character traits, the traits commonly needed in specific careers, and what type of career best suits them personally. Four short activities, a worksheet, and a complete list of career clusters are included.
Students research an assigned person who exemplifies one or more of the following character traits: respect for others, empathy, perseverance, integrity, composure under pressure or responsibility. They assess how a person's choices and actions eventually reflect the true character of an individual through a collage.
Students read Holes, by Louis Sachar. In this character focused lesson, students use a chart to fill out the character traits of a person in the book and come up with proof of those traits. They complete one chart on a character as a class and then work independently on different characters from the book. This lesson includes the chart worksheet for this activity.

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