Students collected these "stop and jots," all focused on the main character, throughout the series. Once they completed a book in the series, the kids removed the posts and added them to a poster. This allowed the kids to easily see patterns in their character's behavior. The kids learned that patterns in a characters behavior are called Character Traits. Character Traits are words used to describe how characters act during certain situations or what kind of people they are.
Finally, the children entered the trait words they had collected on their poster into a Wordle. If a student had 3 "curious" posts, then they typed the word "curious" 3 times into the Wordle document. The size of the word in the Wordle changed based on how frequently a word was repeated. In looking at the Wordle above, the personality trait that most describes the character Daisy is persistent, based on this student's data.
Finally, the kids created an art piece to accompany all their fantastic character detective work. The kids should be extremely proud of their work on this challenging task! I am thrilled with the level of comprehension the kids are showing in their reading! Bravo!