Describe how characters in a story develop in response to major events and challenges with our 3-page Character Development lesson review worksheet.
Use this worksheet for independent practice after your students become familiar with the literary elements of fiction texts, specifically how characters evolve through a story.
After discussing characters and their motives as a class, give students time to answer the worksheet questions individually, or together in small groups.
In addition to individual student work time, this worksheet can be used as:
- a guided reading group activity
- a reading station/center activity
- a formative assessment/exit ticket activity
- a whole-class review (via smartboard)
Get More Use Out of Our Character Development Activity
Got fast finishers or students who need more practice? Here are a few ideas to help you change the difficulty level of this worksheet.
Go Deeper into Your Character Development Lesson
After answering the questions about a character they’ve read about, have students invent their own characters and use the questions to develop them.
Scaffolding for Struggling Students
Allow students to answer the questions out loud in a discussion format instead of writing down their answers.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Because students’ remarks will vary, an answer key is not included with this worksheet.
To make this worksheet more sustainable, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students answer the questions in their notebooks.
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This resource was created by Emily Pate, a teacher in California and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
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