ReadWriteThink has a student interactive tool that helps students create character trading cards to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skills, and to engage in meaningful literary practices. Specific prompts ask students to describe the character, look at his or her thoughts and feelings, explore how he or she develops, identify important thoughts and actions, and make personal connections to the character. After you print and illustrate your card, will you keep it or trade it?
This is a fun activity with lesson plans designed for Grades 3-12. Click here to get started.
For ideas of how to use this tool outside the classroom, see Character Trading Cards in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section.
Attached to this post is a planning sheet to help students to draft and revise their work before going online to use the interactive.
Flash Player required.