Character Grid

Characters are built with more than just what the author directly says about a character (ex: she is smart). Help your pupils focus on several elements of characterization with a graphic organizer that has space for two characters. Individuals take notes on the character's thoughts and dialogue, the description of physical appearance, the character's actions, and what other characters say about the character in question.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Visual aspect of the graphic organizer will help students group together elements of characterization to determine character traits
  • Instructions are clear
Cons

  • The exercise would be strengthened if there were a section for pupils to note down the So What? of their observations