Mr. Popper's Penguins Character Map

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Mr. Popper's Penguins - Character Map

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In this activity, students should depict the characters of the story, paying close attention to the physical and character traits of the characters. Students should provide detailed information regarding how the person feels (or might have felt) in the main event. In addition, students can identify the challenges the person faced during the main event.


Characters included in the character map are:

  • Mr. Popper
  • Mrs. Popper
  • Janie and Bill Popper
  • Captain Cook and Greta
  • Admiral Drake
  • Mr. Greenbaum
  • Mr. Klein
  • A serviceman
  • A policeman

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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in Mr. Popper's Penguins 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/Character Traits, How Does This Character Change Over Time, and What Challenges Does This Character Face.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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