This first grade teacher has listed MANY books with corresponding graphic organizers that can be used to teach character analysis. The graphic organizers all focus around describing a character, then finding evidence to support the description.
A third grade lesson plan for a close read of "The Sweetest Fig." The lesson contains texts, rubrics, graphic organizers, writing prompts, student assessment, student reflection, teacher feedback, and formative assessment options.
This third grade teacher blog offers resources, suggestions, and photos to help your students meet the Common Core standard for characterization. She offers book suggestions, hands on projects, and even a standards based bulletin board option.
In this blog, a teacher describes how she gets her 3rd grade students to master the Common Core standard for character traits through the following routine: introduce, define, list, connect, repeated modeling, and independent practice. Included are photos, links, and resources to help teach the lessons.
This Common Core aligned video lesson can be used in a whole group, small group, or for individual skill mastery. Included with the lesson are worksheets, lesson notes, and a PowerPoint presentation. Teachers using Google Classroom can send this to individual students for practice with the click of a button!
I used this resource for the first time this school year, and saw a dramatic increase in understanding of character traits from my students. The short video teaches you how to find and develop your OWN character traits. I believe that my students developed a deeper understanding of the concept by learning about themselves first, then applying that knowledge to other areas.