The Fire Cat Character Map

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The Fire Cat 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 Pickles the Fire Cat.



Physical Appearance

  • cat
  • big paws
  • black spots
  • young

Character Traits

  • wishes to do big things
  • mixed-up (not bad but not good)
  • quick learner
  • hard worker

Evidence

  • "Pickles was a young cat, His paws were big. And he wished to do big things with them."
  • "Pickles, you are not a bad cat. You are not a good cat. You are good and bad, And bad and good. You are a mixed-up cat.”


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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in The Fire Cat 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. Add Textables for Physical Appearance, Character Traits, and Evidence.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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