Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Language Arts Lesson - "Character Traits"

Language Arts Lesson - "Character Traits"
Grades 2 - 5
By Fourth Grade Frenzy

This character traits product can be used with any novel or story. It includes:
5 mini posters
Handout with a list of 68 common character traits
Venn diagram for comparing 2 characters
Character analysis graphic organizer
Character Trading Cards printable
7 versions of a graphic organizer to list text evidence (same organizer with different pictures of kids and 1 with no picture)
Printable with speech bubbles to complete a quick and easy character activity with your class

Here are some suggestions for how to use this product:
1.Print mini posters on card stock and laminate for durability. Use them to introduce character traits and display in your classroom.
2.Copy and distribute the list of character traits for students to use as a reference source.
3.Use the variety of graphic organizers that are most appropriate for your students.
4. Students can compare 2 characters with the Venn diagram.
5.Have your students make character trading cards.
6.Finally, copy the Classmate Character Traits page. Place a copy on each student’s desk. Students walk around the room writing positive traits about each of their classmates in the speech bubbles. Join in on the fun!

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