Activity Overview

This activity allows for a more in-depth look at one or more characters, with a focus on character traits. Students should provide textual evidence to support the character trait they choose. Students can support their ideas with dialogue, thoughts, or actions of the character they are portraying. Here is an example of a character trait storyboard in the grid format. This example features Snowbell, Margalo, and Stuart, but students can analyze the character traits for any or all of the characters in Stuart Little.

Possible character traits for characters in Stuart Little:

  • Stuart: Determined, kind, loyal, thoughtful, confident
  • Margalo: Loyal, caring
  • Snowbell: Selfish, sneaky, dishonest
  • Mr. and Mrs. Little: Thoughtful, generous, kind

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard describing character traits in Stuart Little.

  1. Use the template your teacher provided.
  2. Select a character from the novel and identify character traits they have.
  3. Describe where they demonstrate that trait.
  4. Illustrate each example with appropriate characters, scenes, and text.
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Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 3-4

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/3] Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/5] Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

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