A set of 3 posters depicting words and phrases that can be used to describe a character's personality, feelings and appearance.
Explore Character Traits, Feelings and Appearance
Characters are fundamental to any story. When analyzing story characters, it is important for students to consider both internal and external characteristics.
This set of character anchor charts has been designed to help your students become more familiar with the characteristics assigned to story characters. It includes the following:
- 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, ponytail, cuddly, ugly, soft fur, sharp claws, scaly skin, scary, big nose, sparkling teeth, blue eyes, soft skin, pointy hat, sparkling dress and wavy hair.
How to Make the Most of These Character Posters
These posters have been created to support literacy instruction in your classroom. You may wish to use them in the following ways:
- Print the posters on A3 paper and display them in your classroom as a reminder of the various types of character traits.
- As you teach about characters, provide students with a smaller version of the posters to paste into their workbooks.
- Use the resource as a word wall display by adding more examples of character traits, feelings and appearance around each poster.
Download, Print, Teach!
This poster pack downloads as a full-colour PDF. Just download, print and teach!