Out of My Mind Characters

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Out of My Mind Characters Map

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For each of the major characters, list physical traits, character traits, and pivotal moments when the character makes a major discovery or action.

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

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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in Out of My Mind 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 Significant Moment.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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