Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Character Traits

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.

We began this unit talking about what a trait can be using the anchor chart below.
The mini lessons, anchor chart pieces, graphic organizers, and craftivity can be found in my unit at Character Studies
This was a great way to break down and understand characters even better for my kiddos.  What are some things you have done to increase the level of understanding of characters and their traits?


  1. Hi Cara,
    I am trying to add your button to my blog and it won't work, have you had any trouble with other people using it?
    Kind regards

  2. Hmmm? No I haven't but I will def take a look at it and get back to you! Thanks for the heads up Mel!

  3. HEy Mel the button should be fixed now!!!


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