Character traits are always a fun topic to teach and students seem to catch on pretty quickly. I provide my students with multiple opportunities to practice describing characters. They even get a handout to put in their interactive notebook. Keep on reading to see how I teach character traits in my classroom.
I use this short film, Geri’s Game, to introduce character traits. While my students are watching it, I have them take notes on the recording page for both characters. At first this confuses some of them because it is actually the same character (Geri) who is playing both chess players. After a few turns they all seem to figure it out and they are a giggling mess.
After they take notes and after the conclusion of the film, I have them fill out the Venn diagram on the bottom of the recording sheet. This lesson is quick and engaging for my kiddos. Here is the video so you can check it out.
Want to try this lesson out with your students? Click here to download the recording sheet that I use with my students as a freebie. The download also includes a generic graphic organizer for you to use with any book/video.
Interactive Notebook Pages:
You can find the interactive notebook pages in my TpT store here. The pack includes 4 different interactive notebook pages.
How do you teach Character Traits in your classroom?