Inferring Character Traits

Learning how to draw inferences from text is a key reading comprehension skill. Here's a worksheet that gives readers a chance to practice by offering 20 descriptive sentences and asking kids to identify the inferred character trait, and the method of characterization used.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups create a similar chart for a story they are reading, selecting descriptive sentences from the text, identifying the inferred character traits, and the method of characterization used
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity assumes learners have experience drawing inferences from descriptions

  • The worksheet includes information about various methods of characterization and a example of how to complete the chart

  • No scaffolding is provided