Monday, January 9, 2012

Making Inferences About Character Traits

I can't believe we are already nine days into January!  It's been a while since my last post and things have been a bit busy around here. I'm hoping to start posting a minimum of once a week. I've been creating some great tools but just haven't had time to post them. I'm sure everyone has the same busy, chaotic lives!

The last couple of week we have been studying characters in fiction genres. We've been exploring character traits and discussing how we can determine character traits through the text and the clues the author gives us.  I saw a few different types of graphic organizers around on different blogs but needed something all in one place for my kids to use. I created this all-in-one chart where students can jot down character traits and the evidence the text provided to help them infer that specific character trait. I included three different columns (dialogue, actions, other clues) so my kids could really think about different ways the author can help us with inferencing about characters. It's available to download for free on my TPT store. Click here to download now. Happy inferring!

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