Sunday, October 31, 2010

Quick Links for Teaching Character Traits and Development

      Here are some great resources from Read Write Think to help supplement your planning. They all have to deal with studying characters and how they act, feel, respond, and think. Characterization is the continuum comprehension highlighted mini-lesson focus for grades 3-5 this week, but teachers in grades 1-5 can find inspiration to adapt to their needs and student abilities now and throughout the year. :)

Author's Development of a Character

What is "Character?"

General Sample Questions for Responding on Characterization

Examples of Picture Books with Well Developed Characters

Sample Character Trait Terms 

Graphic Organizer: How and Why Characters Change

Student Online Interactives:

Scholastic - Character Scrapbook

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