Characters in Freckle Juice

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Freckle Juice Characters

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In this activity, students can create a character map of the characters in Freckle Juice. They can describe character traits and provide textual evidence for those traits. After brainstorming possible character traits and creating a word bank with your class, have student choose one word to describe each character in the story. They can also list specific evidence in their character map; for example, what the character says, thinks, feels, and does to support their character trait.

This character map can be modified to cater to specific classroom needs, and both the example above and a blank template will be copied into your account. Students can answer more specific questions about the characters, or describe how their actions affect they plot. They could also write about different characters’ opinions of freckles, and support their ideas with textual evidence.


Possible character traits for characters in Freckle Juice:

  • Andrew Marcus:
    Self-conscious, shy, curious, jealous, gullible, desperate, determined

  • Nicky Lane:
    Self- conscious, aloof

  • Sharon:
    Greedy, sneaky, intelligent, clever, determined

  • Miss Kelly:
    Strict, patient, forgiving, kind, clever

  • Mrs. Marcus:
    Caring, strict


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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in Freckle Juice and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a Storyboard That character to represent each of the book 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 Character Description and Important Quote.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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