Canva Challenge – Crystal Fea

Character Traits Lesson

Materials Needed: A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon and Character Traits poster (Pinterest inspired)

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Before we read the book, we will record how Camilla looks just from viewing the cover. As we read, we will stop and discuss Camilla’s feelings and how they change throughout the book. Students will help add more traits to the poster.

TEKS: (9)Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. B. Students are expected to describe characters in a story and the reasons for their actions and feelings.

This book also teaches a valuable lesson, to be true to yourself. After the lesson students will create their own pic collage showing what they love.They will use pic collage to create their poster. Students will use a picture of themselves in black and white. They may use doodle buddy to add stripes to themselves like the character in the story or they may print the picture, use markers and then take a picture of it to use in pic collage. Students will add text and/or pictures showing who they are and what they love. This will be a great beginning of the year activity.


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