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Two Bad Ants

This unit includes before/during/after activities for guided reading groups. Skills addressed in this unit include prereading schema building, vocabulary, story elements, making connections, character traits, sequencing, questioning, making connections, summarizing, making inferences, and responding to reading.


Love teaching about character traits with this character, Camilla Cream! "A Bad Case of the Stripes," by David Shannon is a great mentor text for teaching about characters! We read the text and stopped to add traits on post its as we progressed through the story. As an added bonus, this text has a great message about kindness and staying true to yourself! #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers


Readers' Workshop Study of Character Traits- books include A Bad Case of Stripes, Officer Buckle and Gloria, Miss Nelson is Missing, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, student traits

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Emoji Character Traits

Ever asked your students to describe a character? Good, bad, nice, mean? Yes, I've had that lesson fail and I figured out what to do about it. Provide your students with a set of character traits and definitions that will have them increasing the level of their vocabulary in no time! 48 character traits, activity sheets, lesson ideas, great for poster, bulletin board, word of week, and more!