The Watsons Go To Birmingham Characters

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 - Character Map

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In this activity, students will depict the characters of the story, paying close attention to the physical characteristics and character traits of both major and minor characters. Students will also provide detailed information about the characters’ actions and how they influence other characters. Additionally, students will recognize how specific characters change over time and identify the challenges each character faces in the story.


The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Characters:

  • Kenneth
  • Byron
  • Joey
  • Daniel and Wilona Watson
  • Mrs. Sands
  • The Wool Pooh
  • Rufus Fry
  • Buphead


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Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 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/Character Traits, How does this character change over time? and What challenges does this character face?.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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