Polk Bros. Foundation Center for Urban Education

Graphic Organizers to Model, Guide, or Assess Student Abilities

Analyze and Infer Character Traits and Feelings

Aligns with CCSSR1read closely then make logical inferences you support with evidence
--a graphic organizer is a way to display evidence
Character traits are not the destination of the analysis--analyzing character traits

that are represented in actions and choices helps to figure out the theme (CCSSR2),

especially when readers analyze the development of a character during a story (CCSSR3).


Ms. Treacy's students describe characters at Finkl Academy.



Analyze Traits

Character trait lesson plan

Actions can show traits.


Chart character traits


Analyze then infer character traits with synonyms

Demonstrate application of knowledge of feelings and traits

Analyze character development lesson plan



I can infer character traits in history or news reports


Identify and Illustrate our Classroom Traits