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Character Analysis Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Years: 4 - 6

Use these task cards to practise analysing characters within any fictional text.

Character Analysis Activities

Character analysis is often a challenging concept for students. These character analysis task cards are perfect if you want a tool to practise this concept and enhance student understanding! 

What makes these task cards unique? We’ve created them to be used with any fictional text! Students can choose a book they love and demonstrate their knowledge using content they are comfortable with. This set of 20 character analysis task cards can be used with groups in a variety of ability levels. The resource file consists of twenty task cards and a recording sheet for student answers.

Through this activity, students will show the ability to analyse a character in a fictional text.

Differentiation Ideas for Character Analysis

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Assist struggling readers with the concepts by trying one of the following.

  • Have students work in partners or small groups to complete the assignment.
  • Provide read-aloud accommodations if required.
  • Provide students with a reference guide or anchor chart to review different character traits.

👩‍🏫 Try Using the Task Cards in Other Ways

🛴 Scoot Activity 

Read aloud a popular fiction book to the whole class. Place the cards around the room numerically and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answers in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 

👋 Exit Ticket

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on paper, sticky notes, or notebooks. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Punch a hole in each corner to keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks to place them on a binder ring. 


This resource was created by Kiri Sowers, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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