Whether you are introducing character traits or just wanting a good student reference for review, you'll find an anchor chart idea below that works for your classroom. Use one (or more) of these character trait anchor charts as inspiration for a character trait unit in your 3rd, 4th, or 5th trade classroom!
You might find some of these other character trait tips, freebies, and ideas useful as well.
Character Trait List
A list of some character traits. This anchor chart has its shortcomings. It's impossible to list every character trait, and for students that have a limited vocabulary, it is not super useful as a reference. However, this would be helpful when you are first introducing character traits to remind students what traits actually are.
These free character trait lists are more comprehensive and make great references for students.
Contrasting Character Traits Anchor Chart
This anchor chart focuses on building character trait vocabulary by listing a character trait and its antonym. It would be hard for students to refer to this all the time, because sometimes the character traits listed wouldn't make sense with every text.
It is a great way to build vocabulary and teach students about antonyms, however!
Focusing on One Character Trait
Using Past Read Alouds as a Reference
While this is a bulletin board display, not an anchor chart, it could be easily adapted. Identify the most important character traits from different read alouds you have read together as a class, and post them for reference.
Looking for engaging read alouds? These book suggestions would work well in any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom!