In this characterization worksheet, students fill in the 22 blanks with details that describe 2 characters in a piece of literature they are reading.
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Book Report Task Cards
With 52 task cards, learners will not run out of things to do with a book they are reading independently or with the class. Tasks include making a poster on a specific topic, writing a summary, drafting a sequel, creating a windsock,...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Murder in the School
Whodunnit? That is the question young sleuths must answer as they use their deductive reasoning skill and assume the identity of various persons attending a party where Miss McGowan is murdered. The ninth lesson in a ten-part series.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 4: "Los Higos/Figs")
How do you know what a character's personality is like if an author doesn't tell you? With a focus on character development in Esperanza Rising, pupils complete a jigsaw activity to analyze the actions of Mama, Abuelita, and Miguel. Once...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Character Analysis - "Edna's Ruthie" from The House on Mango Street
The residents of Mango Street come alive because of the language Sandra Cisneros uses. Readers examine this language, particularly appositives, to see how how Cisneros builds the character of Edna's Ruthie.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Descriptive Writing Using the Book Rumpelstiltskin
Use the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin to teach your third grade class about descriptive writing. Following a teacher read-aloud of the story, the class brainstorms a list of adjectives describing the main character. Young scholars use this...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Guided Reading Activities with Pizzazz
Get the most out of your guided reading lessons with this collection of literacy materials. Offering a system for using color-coded tags to mark pages while reading books, as well as an assortment of comprehension and grammar worksheets,...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Develop Ideas About a Character by Analyzing What He Does, Says and Thinks
Do actions really speak louder than words? This video demonstrates that when analyzing characters in literature, one should utilize as many different aspects of a character as possible! Have your students pick out examples of from the...
4 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Revise a Theory about a Character
First impressions should never be the last impressions, especially in literature. Support your young readers as they encounter dynamic and evolving characters in their reading! With this resource, your class will learn to examine what is...
3 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
CREATING A CHARACTER TRAIT MOBILE FROM THE OPERA THE LITTLE PRINCE
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.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts