Teaching Resource

Exploring Characters Posters

PDF | 4 pages|Grades: 1 - 2

A set of 4 posters depicting words and phrases that can be used to describe a character’s personality, feelings and appearance.

Use these educational posters when helping students to explore and build characters for their narrative writing.

This set of four posters includes:

  • Character Traits – bossy, brave, charming, clever, clumsy, confident, curious, energetic, friendly, greedy, grumpy, helpful, joyful, kind, lazy, loving, mean, naughty, picky, polite, responsible, rude, shy, silly, smart, sneaky and spoiled.
  • Character Feelings – angry, confused, content, cranky, embarrassed, excited, frightened, frustrated, grateful, guilty, happy, hopeful, hurt, joyful, loved, mad, nervous, sad, scared, shocked, sick, silly, surprised, terrified, tired, upset and worried.
  • Character Appearance – tall, short, attractive, wears glasses, grubby, strong, pale, stylish, bearded, dark, cute, huge, wrinkled, spiky hair, long hair, pony tail, cuddly, ugly, soft fur, sharp claws, scaly skin, scary, big nose, sparkling teeth, blue eyes, soft skin, pointy hat, sparkling dress and wavy hair.

Note: The character traits poster has the option of a witch or gingerbread man as the image.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELT1584

    Discuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of characters in different textsElaborationsexamining different types of literature including traditional tales, humorous stories and poetry (...

  • ACELT1593

    Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary textsElaborationscreating imaginative reconstructions of stories and poetry using a range of print and digital media (Skills: Literacy, Informatio...

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Hi there, I love this resource but is it possible to increase the size of the font for display. There is so much white space around the words and even in A3 on display the words are hard to read.

Jenni Bennett · Jul 17th, 2020

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Tom (Teach Starter) · Jul 17th, 2020

I am unable to download this resource. Adobe states there may be an error with the file

Tammy Buttigieg · Oct 7th, 2017

There is still a witch in this one – is the resource without the witch somewhere else

Rebecca McDonald · Apr 28th, 2017

Hi Rebecca,

If you download this resource the first page has a witch and the second page there is a gingerbread man.

Please let me know if you have further issues, as always I am happy to help.

Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 28th, 2017

Is there any chance of getting the personality trait poster with an image other than a witch?

Rebecca McDonald · Mar 6th, 2016

Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for your comment! We have included another poster into this resource without the witch. Please feel free to re-download the file now.
Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Mar 8th, 2016

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