A Fun Way to Introduce Character Traits to Your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade class - with a fun character traits mobile freebie

Introducing Character Traits With a Fun Freebie

When introducing character traits, making it relevant to students is the best way to get them interested and engaged. Instead of introducing character traits with a lesson that has students read other texts and identify traits of different characters, have students think about their own character traits. There are several fun and easy ways to do this with your 2nd …

Tips and Ideas to help you integrate writing while teaching character traits to your third, fourth, and fifth grade students

No Prep Character Traits Writing Integration

When teaching upper elementary students about character traits, we often focus on the reading aspect – how to identify character traits, how to find evidence from the text, filling out character trait graphic organizers, how to build character trait vocabulary, how characters are described within a text, etc. However, integrating writing into your lessons on character traits can be a …

6 ways to help your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students build character trait vocabulary

Developing Character Trait Vocabulary

Teaching character trait vocabulary is often overlooked in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade reading curriculums, although it is an essential part of teaching character traits. I learned a valuable lesson about the importance of teaching character trait vocabulary my first year teaching.Why Explicitly Teaching Character Trait Vocabulary is NecessaryAround October, my students had to take their first district mandated practice …

Free Character Trait Lists to help making teaching character traits to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students easier - includes positive traits, negative traits, and character traits sorted by synonyms

Free Character Traits List

Below are 3 different character traits lists for you to use to help expand your students’ character trait vocabulary. Or, check out my these other freebies, tips, and ideas to make teaching character traits easier. You can download a free pdf / printable version of these character trait lists at the bottom of the webpage.Character Traits List: Sorted By SynonymsThe …

36 Questions to Help Make Teaching Character Traits Easier - Promote Higher Level Thinking in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

Character Trait Questions for Higher Order Thinking

As teachers, we are constantly questioning our students. We all know how important it is to ask our students higher level thinking questions, but often the questions we think of on the spot are more knowledge or comprehension based questions. Questions that encourage students to analyze, apply, or evaluate their learning are harder to come up with on the spot. …

Use these 3 free graphic organizers with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students learning about character traits. They can be used with different fiction texts.

3 Character Traits Graphic Organizers

Use the 3 free character traits graphic organizers below. Each of the graphic organizers focuses on a different aspect of character traits, and can be used over and over with a suitable fiction story with upper elementary students.  Use these graphic organizers after introducing character traits to your upper elementary students.) You can download a free printable / pdf version …