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After High School— What’s Next?
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.
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.
In this writing skills worksheet, students learn to identify character traits in a story. Students read a story about Orion and Artemis. Students write down character traits with examples from the story. Students also plan their own written piece.
Character Traits in Fables
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.
Zero The Hero, Trout The Lout
Students use a graphic organizer create a character sketch of Trout Walker from the novel Holes. Using the provided worksheet, students fill in the important character traits of Trout. Worksheet and answer key are provided with the lesson plan.
Zero the Hero, Trout the Lout
Students read Holes, by Louis Sachar. For 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.
Examining Character Traits through Character Mapping
Some of what we know about a character is directly stated. Some of what we know is inferred by events in the story. Character maps help primary learners recognize the difference. After modeling with a story your class has read, pupils choose a character from one of their favorite books and use the maps to record and analyze traits. A character map template is available from Microsoft Visio.
Using a three-column chart labeled "Character," "Action," and "Trait," pupils analyze the traits of several characters from a short story. The lesson is designed for a SMART board, but a teacher could easily do the lesson without the technology. A homework assignment prompts learners to write a paragraph about one character from the chart, using details from the story for support.
Character Traits: Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear
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.
CREATING A CHARACTER TRAIT MOBILE FROM THE OPERA THE LITTLE PRINCE
Students 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.
Grow Ideas About Character Traits
What do a character's thoughts, words, and actions tell the reader? The video, which is based on "The Story of Arachne, Nature's Weaver," examines the thoughts, words, and actions of Arachne. The narrator clearly models how to take information from the text and translate it into character traits and more complex analysis. Also included are two additional texts for practice and assessment, slides of the video, printable worksheets, a read-aloud and copy of the focus story, and narrator commentary.
Infer and Cite Evidence of Character Traits
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.
Harry Potter Character Traits Quiz
In this online quiz worksheet, learners answer a set of multiple choice questions about of Harry Potter's character traits. Page includes multiple links to answers, ads and resources.
Indirect Character Traits
In this identifying meanings of character traits worksheet, students define and explain the character traits ambitious, responsible, envious, considerate, strict, superstitious, efficient, polite, suspicious, and cruel. Students write 20 answers.
Exploring Character Traits and Actions
Exploring character traits is a fascinating process. First, read Song of the Trees, by Mildred Taylor, and then utilize technology to determine the character traits of the main characters from the story. The Microsoft Word files needed to complete the lesson are embedded in the plan. These files take small groups through the process of creating a cause and effect map for each character.
Mr. Griggs' Work
In this character traits lesson, learners define responsibility, dependability, punctuality, honesty, and effort as they read Mr. Griggs' Work. Readers brainstorm how these characteristics are important to a career. Group your pupils together to find examples from the story where each of the previous character traits are present.
A Native American Legend
Students compare the Native American version of Cinderella to the more popular version they know. They compare legends with fairy tales and explore character traits and discuss the meaning of good character. They write a fairy tale of their own.
Character Traits and People in Black History
Third graders, after reading a one-page biographical essay, write in paragraph form how an African American has demonstrated a certain character trait.
Students 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.
Analyzing Character Traits
Students 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.