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A Fun Activity to Describe Characters

Are you looking for a fun way to teach describing characters and character traits?  Try this!  Fold each side of a horizontal sheet of paper to the middle.  Have the kids draw a picture of the character on the front.  Put words to describe the outward appearance of the character on the outside.  This can be things that are obvious from the text.  Next, open the page up and write character traits and words to describe the character’s emotions on the inside.  These are things you have to infer about the character’s traits based on the evidence from the text.  It’s pretty fun and these make a great display!

I have a little template you can use to make these if you would like.  You can get your own copy in The Teacher’s Toolkit, my FREE Resource Library.

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