Students will better understand what and how to generate the traits of a character.
- a book with a strong character
- a large piece of paper
After reading the book, ask students to answer the following questions and complete the following instructions:
- Who is the main character? Write that name in the middle of the large piece of paper.
- What is he or she like? Write descriptions under the name, then draw a box around the name and all the descriptions.
- Who else is important in the story? Write their names around the name of the character’s box. Join each of the character names to the main character’s box with a arrow pointing towards the name of the main character and another arrow pointing towards the name of the minor character.
- How does the main character feel about them? Write your answers on the appropriate arrows running from the main character’s box to the minor character’s boxes..
- How does each minor character feel about the main character? Write the answers on the appropriate arrows running from the minor character’s boxes to the main character’s box.
- Finally, write down how you felt about the character at the beginning of the book and at the end of the book.