An important way to infer character traits is through dialogue. This teacher's blog post explains how she approaches teaching this. Her post is very detailed and includes photographs of charts she has in the classroom. She also includes a graphic organizer you can download for free. Excellent!
This video shows a talented teacher taking his students through a lesson to help strengthen their understanding of character traits and reading. Watching this video is an easy way to step outside of your own classroom and see how another teacher approaches this topic.
This is a full lesson plan that uses picture books as a fun way to teach character traits. I appreciate that it helps all learners access the concept, including struggling readers and English Learners.
This is Part 2 of the Scholastic teacher's lesson on character traits. She fully engages her students and deepens their understanding of character traits by using theater. Students love theater as a way to learn -- plus, it incorporates many different learning styles and standards!
This is a highly-rated, free resource from Teachers Pay Teachers. The packet helps scaffold the process of analyzing characters by providing a list of traits and a graphic organizer to help students categorize traits. The third part guides elementary students through writing about a character's traits. This will help all of your students, including struggling readers and writers.