The Best Game of Guess the Character Traits is a fun learning tool which can be a little bit of matching, with a little bit of inferring, mixed in with a lot of engaging fun. Over 30 differentiated cards included that can be used for several different types of games.
The rigor that comes from this game is found largely in the discussions that ensue between the children. The cards are colour coded for differentiation.
There are a couple of versions that I have tried with my third graders. You, of course, are
welcome to attempt any variations of these as you feel is appropriate for your group of young readers. Full instructions are included.
Common Core State Standards:
Reading Standards for Literature
1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of the text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
3.Describe the characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Speaking and Listening Standards
1. Engage effectively in a rang of collaborative discussions (one-‐on-‐one, in groups, and teacher-‐led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly.