Explore how authors use language to describe characters with this versatile flipbook template.
Explore Narrative Characters
Characters are an essential element in narrative texts. Without characters, there is no story!
This hands-on flipbook has been designed to help your students analyse a character from a text they have recently read in more detail. In completing this activity, students will learn more about their chosen character’s traits, personality and relationships. Students will write about their chosen character using the following prompts:
- Give an example from the text where the author uses language to describe how the character looks.
- Give an example from the text where the author uses language to describe how the character behaves.
- How do the other characters in the book interact with this character?
- Write your favourite quote from your character.
- Explain why the character is similar and/or different to you.
- Sketch a picture of your chosen character.
How to Create This Characters Profile Flipbook
Follow these quick and easy instructions to create this resource for your students:
- Print each student a copy of all pages and create a packet.
- Students cut out the flipbook pages on the dashed lines.
- Stack the individual pages in order, beginning with the largest on the bottom, and ending with the smallest on top.
- Align all pages along the top edge, then staple the book together at marked staple points.
- Have students complete their character profiles based on the prompt given on each page.
Multiple Applications for This Character Profile Flipbook
The beauty of this resource lies in its versatility! This flipbook can be used with any picture book, guided reader or comprehension text, meaning it can be completed in a variety of ways. Why not try some of the following suggestions:
- Whole-class activity (for books read by the teacher)
- Small-group activity (for books read collaboratively)
- Individual activity (for books read independently)
- Homework task (for books read and shared at home)
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