As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log. This character map allows students to recall or record relevant information about important characters. When reading a story, 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!
Though there are many characters in the tales of King Arthur, this activity lists the most central. Each one is linked to King Arthur in a very different, yet special way. In this exercise, students will explain those relationships to Arthur. In the area titled "Defining Moment", students should use examples from the text to show how that character demonstrates their heroic or villainous ways. To increase the exercise's depth, it is easy to add more characters.
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Create a character map for the major characters.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Character MapCommon Core Standards
(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)
| Proficient |
| Emerging |
| Beginning |
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.