FAST Character Map for Number the Stars

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Number the Stars - FAST Character Map

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As students read Number the Stars, 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. With character mapping, it’s easy for students to follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable!

In this “FAST” Character Map, students should state each character’s feelings, actions, sayings, and thoughts. Clicking "Use This Assignment" will copy both the example above and a blank template into your account. Feel free to use it as is, or to edit it for the level of your class. Printing it as worksheets, for your students to complete while reading, is a fast and easy way to incorporate this character map into your classroom


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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in Number the Stars 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 Feelings, Actions, Sayings, and Thoughts.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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