Teacher Trap|Understanding Characters. This article contains some solid ideas for anchor charts, like the one pictured above, for teaching students to think about character development. The visuals and simplicity of the designs make these ideas suitable for use with ELLs.
Developing character is essential in writing. A reader has to connect and understand a character, which happens when the writer creates a vivid portrait of the character. To do so, the writer has to understand and know more than just the physical characteristics.
DA for grades 2-4. Whole group. After reading a text, the class works together to recall what the character was like on the inside and outside. This type of activity will help with basic comprehension skills.