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Character Scrapbook

Use this fun interactive activity to help students analyze characters in any book and create scrapbook pages they can print.


1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Activity Type

  • Writing Activities
  • Computer Lab Activities
  • Interactive Whiteboard Activities

The interactive Character Scrapbook is a great way to engage students and help them form a deeper understanding of a book's characters. It works with almost any fiction or nonfiction book, and can be used individually or as a whole class.

  • On one side of the scrapbook, students will create an image of the character, including animal characters, by simply clicking or dragging their mouse to create features.
  • Students can also print a blank version to draw their character from scratch.
  • On the other side of the scrapbook, students will identify and list important character traits by using the arrows to click through various themes such as "Ten Challenges [the character] Faced" and "Ten Words That Describe [the character]" and typing in details about the characters they chose.

Learning Objectives

While participating in the Character Scrapbook project, students become proficient with several standards-based skills.

  • Discuss and identify different types of character traits for characters in a fiction or nonfiction book
  • Generate lists of traits about a specific character in a book that the class or student is reading
  • Create a scrapbook featuring a personalized image and character traits of the character

Susan Cheyney

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