Activity Overview

This activity allows for a more in-depth look at one or more Fantastic Mr. Fox characters, with a focus on character traits. Students should provide textual evidence to support the character trait they choose. Students can support their ideas with dialogue, thoughts, or actions of the character they are portraying. Here is an example of a character trait storyboard using Storyboard That's T-Chart layout. This example features two character traits for Mr. Fox, but students could also put multiple characters across the top of the chart and provide evidence for character traits of each.

Possible character traits for characters in Fantastic Mr. Fox:

  • Mr. Fox: Generous, clever, brave, strong willed
  • Boggis, Bunce, or Bean: Gluttonous, selfish, cruel, greedy
  • Beaver: Kind, helpful

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that shows character traits for one of the characters from Fantastic Mr. Fox.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify two character traits for the character. Type the traits in the title boxes.
  3. Make a picture that shows each trait.
  4. Give textual evidence to support the traits you chose.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/3] Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/5] Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

Character Map Template
Create a character map of the characters in the story. Put the character's name in the title boxes and choose a character and scene to represent each one. As you read, take notes on the characters by answering the questions.
33 Points
25 Points
17 Points
Character Picture & Scene
The characters and scenes are both appropriate for the book's characters.
Many of the characters and scenes match the book's characters.
More than half of the characters and scenes do not match the characters in the book.
Accuracy of Notes
Most of the information of the notes is correct.
Many of the notes have correct information, but some are incorrect or missing.
Less than half of the information of the notes is correct and relevant.
Work is complete, thorough, and neat.
Most of the sections of the character map were at least attempted and work is presentable.
Character map is unfinished and/or disorganized.

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