May 20, 2013

Scholastic's Character Scrapbook

Scholastic has a neat little tool to help your students develop a simple Character Scrapbook. Link to the page from your class wiki or print a template do an offline version.

Students begin by entering the title of the book and the character's name.  There are limits: title field allows 22 characters, name field allows 10 characters. The second page of the tool allows students to choose the physical traits of the character by scrolling through a small set of choices; some students may find these selections limiting. This page also invites students to list ten things about the character. List choices include:
  • Ten things I know about X
  • Ten words that describe X
  • Ten details about X's appearance
  • Ten facts about X's personality
  • Ten challenges X faced
  • Ten accomplishments X achieved