Character Traits Booklets
Each of these mini-books are created from a single piece of paper, folded to form a book. The finished books contain six pages where students can list character traits for the main characters. Just click on the image below to download the free printables for this activity. With an answer key included, this activity is a print and go project.
Vocabulary Terms used with the Mini-Books
You might think that using the word “Antagonists” as a title for one of the books is a little advanced for the third/forth graders who read Stone Fox. Our school encourages using appropriate terms, so I decided to give using the word “antagonists” a try instead of using a title such as “Bad Guys.” This anchor chart helped teach these terms.
In our interactive notebooks, students wrote the definitions and drew illustrations for both a protagonist and an antagonist. On the adjacent page in their notebooks, students glued their three completed “Character Traits” mini-books.
Even though I stressed that the protagonist is the main character with traits that can be considered both good or bad, students at this level, really related the villain/hero concept. The notebook below is a perfect example of how students at this level understood the concepts.
Book Unit Samples
Stone Fox Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities. Vocabulary, comprehension, constructive response writing, and skill practice are all included.