Here is a instructional activity which is "flexible," and can operate as an individual or whole class activity. After reading a book of their choosing, with the use of a semantic map, learners identify character traits. They infer how their feelings towards the main character of the story changed throughout their reading. Finally they create a character Bio Poem. Incorporate these activities into any story you read.
How Will You Describe Me?There are many ways to describe people. Their physical appearances, personality traits, and behaviors are a few examples. This also applies to characters in literature, and it is important for our children to be able to identify obvious traits and even reveal the not-so-obvious ones. Use this collection to help your students analyze characters in literature.1st - 5th English Language Arts