Teaching about character traits in reading can be challenging but fun! One of the hardest parts for kids, is that in most pieces of literature, the character traits are somewhat abstract. The author doesn't directly tell the reader what the character is like, which forces kids to have to learn...
In the beginning of the school year, I believe it is important to talk to students about why adult readers read. It is important for students to know that reading can be fun and enjoyable. Brainstorm ideas about "Why Readers Read" and have students generate an anchor chart to display in the classroom.
Character traits anchor chart Freebie! Students often get confused when describing character traits. They often describe the outward appearance of a character. This anchor chart helps students to think about the internal qualities of the character. The anchor chart is a FREEBIE that is part of a character close read week one.
Give copies of this Figurative Language Chart to your students as a reference tool. It has definitions and examples of all the terms. Also included in my upgraded packet are ready to print student worksheets with answers. priced item