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Exploring Characters Posters

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4 pages (PDF)|This resource is suitable for 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.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

  • English > Year 1 > Literature > Examining literature > 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 includin...

  • English > Year 2 > Literature > Creating literature > 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 pri...


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  • Rebecca McDonald

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

    Comment by Rebecca McDonald on March 6, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      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,

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on March 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

  • Rebecca McDonald

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

    Comment by Rebecca McDonald on April 28, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

      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,

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on April 28, 2017 at 5:04 pm

  • Tammy Buttigieg

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

    Comment by Tammy Buttigieg on October 7, 2017 at 9:08 pm

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