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Boy in the Striped Pajamas- Characters

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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 with the story.

In this activity, students create an outline for the characters in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, paying close attention to the feelings and actions of both major and minor characters. Students can also provide detailed information regarding the character’s actions, how they influence other characters, and how the main character changed over time.

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Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 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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