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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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