Character Traits Teacher Resources
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Tomie dePaola's Adelita: A Bio Poem
Students write a biographical poem. They read "Adelita," a Mexican Cinderella story. Students analyze character traits of Adelita. They write a biographical poem about her. Students write a biographical poem about themselves.
Students complete a character analysis activity for Anne Frank. In this character analysis lesson, students describe five character traits for a character from Anne Frank. Students write a five paragraph essay using three character traits to create a description of a main character. Students fill out a KWL chart for the lesson as well.
Body Biography: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Class groups assume the identity of one of the primary human characters in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. They create a body biography that identifies the most important traits of their character, translate these traits into visual symbols, and write a portrait that illustrates several expects of the character’s life. Finally, they sit for a character interview, responding to questions as their character. Specific directions for the Body Biography and an Annotated Bibliography are included.
Compare and Contrast: Stanley Yelnats
After reading Holes, by Louis Sachair, learners focus on the main character of Stanley Yelnats. They will identify the traits he shares with his grandfather. To finish, they write an essay on one of the traits that Stanley possesses.
What Makes a Hero?
Students identify the characteristics of a hero. In this character development and writing lesson, students listen to music with a hero theme and discuss the common traits of heroes. Students explore individuals and charitable organizations devoted to animal welfare. Students work in groups to research outstanding individuals who have contributed to animal welfare, and create an award to be displayed on a classroom "Wall of Fame".
Understanding Core Values Using the Frayer Model
Young scholars complete the Frayer Model. In this literature lesson, students review the concept of theme in literature. Young scholars identify major themes in books they've read. Students learn the attributes of the Frayer Model and then complete one.
A Poem for Two Voices for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Poems For Two Voices are a great resource in any language arts classroom, whether you are studying poetry or not. Focusing on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this lesson prompts young authors to write a Poem For Two Voices about the duality of the two main characters. A Six Trait writing activity takes them through the writing process from brainstorm to revision.
Well-behaved Women [and Men] Seldom Make History
Students examine historical context. In this historical perspectives lesson plan, students read and discuss instructor-selected picture book biographies. Students then complete graphic organizers based on the challenges the main characters overcame and then create their own imaginary photo albums for the characters.
Tree of Cranes
Conduct a literature study in order to review the sequence of a story with an ELD class. Here, middle schoolers read the story and practice the skill of summary in order to increase reading comprehension and writing skills. Allen Say's story Tree of Cranes, along with How My Parents Learned to Eat which is used here for followup, is beautiful and rewarding for readers of all ages. Geared toward Japanese ELLs, in particular, but the idea is useful and adaptable for all non-native speakers.
Fourth graders discuss fairy tales and how modern day society has changed the perspective in which fairy tales are told and written. In groups, they perform a play or puppet show based on a fairy tale of their choice.
Pirate Wanted Poster
Students investigate the character traits of a 17th and 18th century pirate by internet research and the creation of a Pirate "Wanted" Poster using iPhoto and a program called Comic Life.
Because of Winn-Dixie Scrapbook
Here is a fun resource that your kids will love. While reading the book Because of Winn-Dixie, they analyze the story's main characters by creating an online scrapbook. The purpose is to have them identify character traits and use textual evidence to support their ideas. The step-by-step process, extensions, and activity links are included.
Describe and Compare: Teacher Edition
Note: This is the teacher's guide to Pimsleur's French lesson called "Describe & Compare." The guide discusses the lesson's purpose, objectives, and designed learning outcomes. It presents information on each of the activities the class is asked to complete in their packet. It doesn't actually have the answers for the exercises in their packets, but it does give some helpful reminders for the teacher.
Christian Creative Arts
Intended for a private Orthodox Christian institution, this lesson allows faithful learners to help plan an arts festival. They pray, review biblical texts, and then use their artistic skills to express a single theme through a variety of artistic mediums. Note: This lesson is extremely religious in content and not intended for use in a public school setting.
Lesson 3: Creating Well Developed Characters
Through deep class discussion and peer-to-peer collaboration, young novelists begin to create a well-developed character for their narratives. They discuss physical and abstract antagonists, character types, and character traits. This is only one part of a longer project, but it could be incorporated into any writing unit.
Native American Folktales
Students research Native American groups and compile information into a web/chart with various categories. They read and summarize folktales from their assigned group and then present their research to the class. They compare their group to others.
President's Day for Special Education/Early Elementary
Young scholars investigate how both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington displayed the trait of honesty. They listen to read alouds of class books and poems that address both the lives of these men and the trait of honesty. They use a graphic organizer and create either a pop-up book or pocketbook about honesty.
Lou Gehrig and Character Education
Investigate the life of Lou Gehrig with your class. They read a book about Lou Gehrig, conduct Internet research, research a character trait, and plan and create a one-page flyer about the life and characteristics of Lou Gehrig.
Explore a story's character by using this character wheel. Kids will love this graphic organizer. It's easy to use, and there are spaces to write character traits and textual evidence that supports those traits. This is a great middle school resource!
Students read several African folktales and determine when to follow the directions of others and when to disregard them. They discuss why it is never too late to show gratitude for a kindness.