Character Map for The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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Character Map for The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log. This log (also called a character map) allows students to recall relevant information about important characters. When reading a novel, small attributes and details frequently become important as the plot progresses. With character mapping, students will record this information, helping them follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable!


Example Character Analysis

Eddie

Physical Traits:

  • 83 years old
  • walks with a limp and a cane
  • squat, white-haired older man
  • short neck
  • barrel chest

Character Traits

  • Keeps to himself
  • likes children, but dislikes teenagers
  • feels like he didn’t do enough with his life
  • feels guilt and anger over losing Marguerite to brain cancer

Quote: “I was sad because I didn’t do anything with my life. I was nothing. I accomplished nothing. I was lost."

Other characters included in this map are

  • Marguerite
  • The Blue Man (Joseph)
  • The Captain
  • Ruby
  • Tala


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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in The Five People You Meet in Heaven and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a character to represent each of the literary characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in the Textables for Physical Traits, Character Traits, and Quote.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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