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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. A story like The One-Eyed Giant has many characters to keep track of and a character log can help keep them straight.

For a fun idea, try using a character map like the one below to conduct an internet research project. Students can research the Greek gods, goddesses, and other characters in the story, to learn more information than what the book tells them.

Here is an example for Odysseus:

Physical Appearance

  • strong

Character Traits

  • lives a simple life
  • loves the company of his family
  • brave warrior
  • leader of men


  • "Although he was a brave warrior and leader of men, his love for his family overshadowed all else."

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify the major characters in The One Eyed Giant and type their names into the different title boxes.
  3. Choose a Storyboard That character to represent each of the literary characters.
  4. Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  5. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  6. Write sentences or bullet points to provide details for each category.
  7. Save and Exit

Lesson Plan Reference

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

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