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Character Traits with Anchor Texts

October 19, 2019 No Comments

While discussing with my young students different character traits, it became clear that there were many terms that they were not familiar with. So I decided to pair some traits with characters in our read-aloud stories. After reading and discussing the story, I ask the children to give me two or three words that describe the character on the inside. Then I printed a copy of the book cover and added the terms to a bulletin board.

I’ve created a list of 135 character traits in alphabetical order for your students to refer to whenever they are discussing characters.

I included some printable short stories for guided practice.

Like posters?

30 different traits are described in words and images. Available in color as well as ink saving black and white.

The complete lessons and printables are available here.

Alison Monk

When I started teaching, I quickly realized that student teaching didn't prepare me for the real challenges of being alone in a classroom full of young children. The learning curve was steep and time was limited. That is why I created the Literacy Garden. My hope is this will be a place for inspiration, mentoring, and connecting.

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Welcome! My name is Alison. My passion is to support educators like you with effective teaching tips and engaging resources. You don't have to do this alone! I'm here to be the support you've been looking for. Let's do this together!

About the Literacy Garden

When I started teaching, I quickly realized that student teaching didn't prepare me for the real challenges of being alone in a classroom full of young children. The learning curve was steep and time was limited. That is why I created the Literacy Garden. My hope is this will be a place for inspiration, mentoring, and connecting.

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