Tops and Bottoms Character Map

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Tops and Bottoms 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!

You can click on this map and create a copy on your teacher account. Feel free to use it as is, or to edit it for the level of your class. Printing it as worksheets, for your students to complete while reading, is a fast and easy way to incorporate this character map into your classroom.

Here is an example for Hare:

Physical Appearance:

  • adult hare

Character Traits:

  • clever
  • poor
  • hard worker
  • tricky
  • gets himself into trouble

Evidence

  • "Although Hare was clever, he sometimes got into trouble. He had once owned land, too, but now he had nothing. He had lost a risky bet with a tortoise and had sold all of his to Bear to pay off the debt. Hare and his family were in very bad shape."

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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in Tops and Bottoms and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a character from the "Animals" tab 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 Appearance, Character Traits, and Evidence.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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