In this personality traits activity, students, working with a partner, complete a questionnaire about their birth order and the traits that make their personality so unique and different.
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Vocabulary Unit Four: Personality Traits
Start out each day of the week with vocabulary! Your class can practice using nouns and adjectives to describe people. There are five exercises on this page, with activities ranging from fill-the-blank-sentences to sentence construction...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Phineas Gage: Personal Phrenology Chart During Reading Activity
Phrenology, the belief that parts of your brain control certain aspects of your personality, is described in Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science. While we now know much more about the brain, learners use this idea...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Character Traits: Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear
Lensey Namioka’s Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear provides an opportunity for young readers to observe how writers bring their characters to life. Each class member selects a character to trace through the novel, recording...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension
Wow, a resource that includes over 50 graphic organizers designed for reading comprehension! From story maps and plot elements to character traits and compare and contrast activities, this resource is sure to have the graphic organizer...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Identify and Infer Character Traits
Use the guiding questions on this page to fill out the two graphic organizers included in the materials tab. All of the materials focus on character or personality traits and ask pupils to find textual evidence of the traits they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Examine character in depth. Over the course of these six lessons, learners explore their own character traits, determine the traits of characters in the books they read, practice comparing and contrasting, and collaborate in small groups...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Analyze a Story or History Completely and Carefully
Start off analysis of a text with a instructional activity that asks pupils to complete several tasks. Class members note down a couple of characters or people and their distinguishing traits, describe the most important event, summarize...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Puns and Punctuation
Explore the writing traits of word choice and conventions. Middle school writers use this Six-Traits Writing lesson to discuss the writing style of the Tom Swift Adventure Series by Victor Appleton. They examine "Tom Swiftie" puns,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable