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Activity Overview


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, students will record this information, helping them follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable!


Here is an example for Poppleton:


Physical Appearance

  • pig
  • wears clothes

Character Traits

  • nice
  • creative
  • friendly
  • proud

Evidence

  • "Poppleton was proud of them."
  • "Winter always made Poppleton creative."

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in Poppleton in Winter 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 Textables for Physical Traits, Character Traits, and Evidence.

Lesson Plan Reference

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Rubric

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Character Map Rubric for Middle School
Create a character map of the characters in the story. Put the character's name in the title boxes and choose a character and scene to represent each one. As you read, take notes on the characters by answering the questions.
Proficient
33 Points
Emerging
25 Points
Beginning
17 Points
Character Picture & Scene
The characters and scenes are all appropriate for the book's characters. They reflect strong understanding of the book's most important characters.
Most of the characters and scenes are appropriate for the book's characters. They reflect emerging understanding of the book's most important characters.
Many of the characters and scenes do not match the characters in the book. The project reflects a lack of understanding of the major characters.
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.
Much of the information of the notes is incomplete and/or incorrect and irrelevant.
Effort and Editing
Work is complete, thorough, and neat. Spelling and grammar are correct.
Most of the sections of the character map were at least attempted and work is presentable. The text contains some errors in spelling and/or grammar.
Character map is unfinished and/or disorganized. The text contains many errors in spelling and/or grammar.





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