Your students will love these character analysis activities as they analyze character traits and practice inference skills using Pixar Shorts, commercials, or cartoon clips. Then, transfer those skills to more complex texts like short stories and novels.
Your students will love practicing character analysis skills with this easy-to-use digital or print booklet and short videos! The perfect characterization lesson!
What teachers are saying about this resource:
- “It’s so refreshing to have resources like this and not have to ‘create’ my own! This character analysis activity was very easy to use and is adaptable to ANY novel! Thanks!”
- “This worked perfectly for my students to practice analyzing characters.”
- “Super fun activity. Really engaging and kept the kids focused. “
This is what you get:
- Digital slides that are great for distance learning or a blended classroom
- Two versions of the printable booklet. One vertical to print a 8.5″X 11″ workbook, and the other to print front-to-back to make a booklet with three pieces of paper to make an 11 page booklet for student work
- student notes
- list of character traits
- four graphic organizers for notes
- four character description pages with primary character traits – practice for writing literary analysis
- self assessment
- one graphic organizer to analyze just one character trait
- answer key using “Mike’s New Car” by Pixar
Fun to use with commercials and short Pixar films. It’s amazing what we can infer about characters that don’t even talk! Try it with “Lifted”!
Reasons to ♥ this resource:
- ready to use! Print and teach or use digitally.
- Great for “I do, we do, you do” character analysis.
- easy to scaffold — five analysis activities means students get plenty of practice
- flexible — use with video, commercial, short film, short story, play, or novel
- graphic organizer with explanatory writing
- reference notes and list of character traits
- practice using text evidence for literary analysis
- use this resource again and again with any text!
Be sure to check out the preview!
You can learn even more about using this resource from my blog post: How to Use Short Films to Teach Characterization
You’ll receive the link to the digital resource in the zipped file.
Questions? Send me an email and I’ll get right back to you.
Happiness to you always,
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