Sarah Plain and Tall Character Map

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Sarah Plain and Tall Character Map

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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 Sarah:


Physical Appearance

  • plain
  • tall
  • brown hair
  • sometimes wear a yellow bonnet
  • hair in bun

Character Traits

  • not mild-mannered
  • caring
  • sly
  • nurturing

Evidence

  • "She reached up and took off her yellow bonnet, smoothing back her brown hair into a bun. She was plain and tall."
  • "Sarah is Sarah. She does things her way, you know."

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that shows each character in Sarah, Plain and Tall and describes important features and traits of the character.

  1. Use the template provided by your teacher.
  2. Identify important characters for the novel and find characters to represent them.
  3. Describe the appearance of the character and important traits in the first two boxes.
  4. Provide a quote or quotes to back up your decisions in the third box.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
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