While discussing with my young students different character traits, it became clear that there were many terms that they were not familiar with. So this year 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 print a copy of the book cover and add the terms to a bulletin board.
I’ve created a list of 135 character traits in alphabetical order for my students to refer to whenever they are discussing characters. I added some printable short stories for guided practice.
In addition there is a generic form that students can complete on other stories they read.
The complete lessons and printables are available here.