Characterization

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Authors work hard to create unique and interesting characters that bring their stories to life. This simple graphic organizer supports young readers as they get to know five main characters in the book George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff. Focusing on the physical traits, personality, and abilities of each character, learners record all the information that can find in the first three chapters of the story. Include this resource as part of a literature unit on this historical fiction novel, teaching students about the importance of character development in narrative writing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Resources are formatted as a downloadable Word documents, allowing teachers to adapt them to meet the specific needs of their students
  • An additional document is included that uses a Venn diagram to compare two characters from the story
Cons

  • Requires class copies of the novel George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff
  • Assumes learners know the difference between the physical traitspersonality, and abililities of characters
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