Realistic Fiction Graphic Organizers FREE! **Use when sharing what realistic fiction is. Students create a character they would find in a realistic fiction story. Then they create what they would find in a fantasy story, sci-fi and so on....use same template as this.
Check out these FREE character trait activities! This blog post contains a character traits ANCHOR CHART and an idea for a character trait lesson where students learn more challenging character trait vocabulary to create a collaborative class book! If you want students to move beyond "nice" and "mean" character trait responses, check this out!
Character Traits Checklist. (Litgram: How fun would it be to make this WALL sized, then have five groups of students collaboratively agree on the traits for a new character? AFTER they've thought about personality, THEN they could design the character, give it some motivation, conflicts, relationships to the other four new characters, and finally, create some dialogue for it!):
How do you create compelling characters? Nothing is born in a vacuum. Characters don’t emerge fully formed. Creating compelling characters is a process of getting to know them and working to make them come to life. They’re developed through character sketches, through the writing process itself, through lots feedback, and diligent revision.