I made a resource which could be used to devlop/ consolidate children’s understanding of characters after reading a story. The activity I made was based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet which you could read as an illustrated story version with children.
SUBJECT: English (reading)
YEAR GROUP: Years 5 or 6
ABOUT THE ACTIVITY:The activity is a pairs game where the children have to match the name of the character with the words that describe that character’s traits. The activity can be differentiated by adding more/less card pairs to the activity or by making the descriptions more simple/ difficult.
The aim of this activity is to develop/ consolidate the children’s understanding of character. It could be extended to using with characters from different texts or by using the activity to explore setting, plot and themes.