Blog post with anchor charts, read aloud ideas, and tips for teaching character traits!

Understanding Characters

Teacher Trap: Understanding Characters I would start the year with this about getting to know our classmates and then return to it for story character lessons.

Teach character traits with this character traits anchor chart and FREE activity! Ideal for the upper elementary classroom.

Character Traits: A Lesson for Upper Elementary Students

Teach character traits with this character traits anchor chart and FREE activity! Ideal lesson for the upper elementary classroom.

My favorite books for teaching character traits, actions, and feelings! Read the post for more lessons!

August and September Read Alouds

My favorite time of day is read aloud in the classroom. All my students sitting around and enjoying a story together. As the teacher, I always like to choose rich texts with tons of learning opportuni

These are my favorite books for teaching character changes, comparing characters, and having a character study in a first or second grade classroom! Head over to the post to get lesson ideas and questions for each book!

Diving Deeper into Characters - My Favorite Read Alouds

How to Include Character Education In Daily Life with Young Kids - Moments A Day

How to Include Character Education In Daily Life with Young Kids

How to Include Character Education In Daily Life with Young Kids - Moments A Day (use also to teach character traits vocabulary needed to describe and compare/contrast characters in novels)

Use familiar fairy tales to teach character traits! Students begin by describing themselves and their classmates using key vocabulary and move on to familiar characters from their favorite stories. Fun lesson ideas for grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4!

Character Traits (Fairy Tales)

Use familiar fairy tales to teach character traits! Students begin by describing themselves and their classmates using key vocabulary and move on to familiar characters from their favorite stories. Fun lesson ideas for grade grade and grade

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Kids having trouble understanding character traits?  Read about the 3 secrets for teaching character traits so that the kids really "get it."

Understanding Characters

Kids having trouble understanding character traits? Read about the 3 secrets for teaching character traits so that the kids really

The best books for helping students understand and identify character traits!

Understanding Characters

I love teaching character analysis! I love looking closely at an interesting character and trying to uncover what makes them tick. And in my experience, kids love this process, too. Unfortunately, for many kiddos, understanding character traits is.

Any teacher will tell you the school year runs through cycles, much like seasons in a year.  Each year might bring new adventures, but ol...

Any teacher will tell you the school year runs through cycles, much like seasons in a year. Each year might bring new adventures, but ol.

Primary mentor text suggested book list for Story Elements- RL1.3- teaching characters, setting, and events with literature

Primary Mentor Texts for Common Core Literature Standards

Primary mentor text suggested book list for Story Elements- RL1.3- teaching characters, setting, and events with literature

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