We have been studying character traits for the past couple of weeks. I developed a Reader's Workshop Mini Unit to help with our studies that is leading us into Realistic Fiction in Writer's Workshop. We have been learning that characters have traits and the difference between the types of traits that characters possess. We learned that Character Traits are how the character thinks and feels and Physical Traits are how they look. Then we moved on to creating our own characters to use in our Realistic Fiction Stories. It has been so much fun and the kids really got into developing their own characters! Here are some pictures of their creations.