I would give my students a sheet with character traits, and their heads would spin trying to locate a word amongst the sea of words! So this chart will hopefully help students organize their thinking when selecting a character trait. Traits are arranged in alphabetical order in the following categories: nice/mean/sad, confident/nervous, and does a lot/does very little.
This is a good way to learn some of the concepts and literary tools that can seem daunting for intermediate students when they first encounter them. The story and the puzzle pieces work together to help students make what are sometimes subtle differences in literary techniques.