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Comparing Characters - Graphic Organisers

  • Updated

    Updated:  17 Jun 2023

Encourage your students to compare story characters with this set of differentiated graphic organisers that can be used with any text.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  2 - 4

  • Differentiated

    Differentiated:  Yes

teaching resource

Comparing Characters - Graphic Organisers

  • Updated

    Updated:  17 Jun 2023

Encourage your students to compare story characters with this set of differentiated graphic organisers that can be used with any text.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  2 - 4

  • Differentiated

    Differentiated:  Yes

Encourage your students to compare story characters with this set of differentiated graphic organisers that can be used with any text.

Compare and Contrast Story Characters

A character trait is a quality that defines that particular character. These traits can be outwardly visible (such as physical traits) or internal (such as personality and emotions). Characters are often defined by a few overarching traits, and these tend to vary from character to character.

This differentiated set of graphic organisers has been designed to help your students compare the internal and external traits of more than one story character. Each graphic organiser is slightly different to help you cater to the individual needs of the students in your class. And the beauty is, these templates can be used with any picture book, guided reader or comprehension text!

In order to compare story characters, the students are required to:

  1. Pick two characters from a story.
  2. Draw each character.
  3. List each character’s internal and external traits.
  4. Identify traits the characters share and those they do not share.
  5. Explain how the characters are the same and how they are different.

Choose the graphic organiser that best meets the needs of your lesson and your class, or provide different graphic organisers to different groups of learners based on their ability.

Multiple Uses for These Comparing Characters Graphic Organisers 

This versatile resource can be used in various ways in your early years classroom. Why not try some of the following activities:

  • Whole-class activity (via smartboard)
  • Reading group task
  • Individual practice
  • Homework task
  • Summative assessment

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Use the dropdown arrow next to the Download button to choose between the editable Google Slides file or the easy-print PDF.


This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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