Character Traits Teacher Resources
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I Can Identify and Infer Character Traits
Use the guiding questions on this page to fill out the two graphic organizers included in the materials tab. All of the materials focus on character or personality traits and ask pupils to find textual evidence of the traits they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Graphic Organizer: Venn Diagram
Compare and contrast the characters in John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Using a Venn diagram, kids write in different traits to describe each person, and note their shared characteristics in the middle section.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Analyze a Story or History Completely and Carefully
Start off analysis of a text with a learning exercise that asks pupils to complete several tasks. Class members note down a couple of characters or people and their distinguishing traits, describe the most important event, summarize the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Harriet Tubman: Characterization
Young readers learn about a hero of the Underground Railroad in this short passage that highlights the fundamentals of Tubman's story. In the graphic organizer that follows, they track her character by citing her actions and other clues....
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
"Split" Character Studies in Crime and Punishment
Learners write an essay evaluating split character traits on major characters in Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment. For this lesson students are guided through discussion questions, group assignments, and vocabulary work. The...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part II
The second in a series of three lessons that examine how different writers explore the issues of individual freedoms and tolerance in America uses The Crucible as the anchor text. The focus here is what Miller has to say about the causes...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed