The Sign Painter Character Map

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The Sign Painter - Character Map

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Activity Overview


As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log. This log, also known as 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 the boy:


Physical Appearance

  • Young

Character Traits

  • A painter; follows his dreams

Evidence

  • "He seemed quite young."
  • "I like painting landscapes."
  • "I am a painter."

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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in The Sign Painter 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. Fill in the Textables for Physical Traits, Character Traits, and Evidence.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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