Your students will love learning all about the playful characters in a classic read-aloud text while digging into what makes characters unique. Use as a stand-alone or support lesson for the How to Analyze a Character lesson plan.
Students will be able to use evidence to describe the traits of fictional characters.
Students will be able to use evidence to analyze a character using written supports.
Write up a short list of words on a classroom anchor chart labeled "Traits" to describe a person (focusing on traits such as confident, friendly, funny, smart, kind, generous, determined, patient, brave, etc.) and read the list of words aloud to the class.
Tell the students that all of these words are called "traits" and can be used to describe someone. Say, "One of the ways we can describe a person or a character from a story is by using words to tell how they behave or look. A trait is what makes them unique or special."
Explain that today they will get to practice identifying the traits of people and characters.