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What a Character!

How do you know what traits a character displays in a story? Learners select a character and find list three traits for this character, explaining why they chose each trait. They then put this information together into a paragraph or essay.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners to find specific textual examples of their chosen character traits and cite the pages or paragraphs where they found these examples
  • Provide an outline or other scaffold for the character description writing assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • You may wish to expand upon the provided rubric
Pros

  • Includes a worksheet for planning their writing, a checklist for kids to use when checking over their work, and a general rubric for teachers
  • This can be used with just about any text or character
Cons

  • While this includes some supporting materials, the actual writing assignment is a bit vague
Included Materials

  • Rubric

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