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Character Traits, Motivations, and Feelings Worksheet

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PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 3 - 4

Use the Character Traits and Motivations Worksheet to help students analyze characters in literary texts.

Use this worksheet for independent practice after your students become familiar with the elements of narrative 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 for:

Get More Use Out of Our Character Traits and Motivations Worksheet 

  • Scaffolding for Struggling Students

Allow students to answer the questions out loud in a discussion format instead of writing down their answers.

  • Enrichment for Fast Finishers

Allow students who have already mastered the content on the worksheet to analyze a character from a book of their choice. They can write a paragraph, create a poster, or even a book talk.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

This resource is print-and-go. Download the file, open it on your computer, and click print. It’s that simple!

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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