Stone Fox Character Traits Booklets
Each of these mini-books is 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/fourth 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 to the villain/hero concept. The notebook below is a perfect example of how students at this level understood the concepts.
Stone Fox Teaching Ideas Chapter 1 Activities
- Draw a picture of Grandfather playing one of his tricks on little Willy.
- Grandfather pretending to be a scarecrow
- Grandfather putting little Willy’s plate out in the chicken coop
- Make up a practical joke that Grandfather could have played on little Willy and write about it.
- Everyone in the class draws a scarecrow. One student describes his/her scarecrow while the others try to draw it from the directions given. Compare the finished products. Do they look alike?
Make a scarecrow.
This scarecrow was made with the following candy:
- a lollipop head
- Jolly Rancher arms
- Tootsie Roll legs
- Juicy Fruits body
This scarecrow was made from wooden clothespins and popsicle sticks. They were decorated with felt and yarn. Students were given supplies and were told to create a scarecrow. The results were fun to see.
Stone Fox Novel Study Samples
Get your free book unit sample here. This detailed sample includes a table of contents and lesson plans at a glance. You’ll also find vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response questions for Chapter 1. Check out this lesson on the homophones to, too, and two. There’s more. A sentence fragments lesson uses details from the story. Finally, instructions for making a scarecrow craft will turn your unit into a fun hands-on activity your students will love.
Stone Fox Novel Study
Stone Fox Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities. Vocabulary, comprehension, constructed response writing, and skill practice are all included.