Learners explore character traits by completing reading activities, KWL charts, worksheets, and artistic representations of those traits exhibited by Helen Keller and how her traits made her a memorable person.
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Six Trait Writing with Jonathan Swift and Washington Irving
Fourth graders demonstrate and evaluate the six traits of writing. They read and identify good writing and bad writing, utilize a rubric to self-evaluate their own writing, participate in a Reader's Theater, and publish a class book.
4th English Language Arts
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
Grow Ideas About Character Traits
What do a character's thoughts, words, and actions tell the reader? The video, which is based on "The Story of Arachne, Nature's Weaver," examines the thoughts, words, and actions of Arachne. The narrator clearly models how to take...
5 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Infer and Cite Evidence of Character Traits
Do your sixth graders struggle with identifying character traits in short stories? Use a video about "Saved by a Seal" to show them how to use evidence within the text to make inferences about characterization. The video is the fifth in...
4 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed