Story Elements: Character Poster {printable}

October 2, 2011

Story Elements: Character Poster {printable}

October 2, 2011
Hi everyone! I wanted to share a little poster I made for my class this weekend.

This past week, we spent a couple of lessons working on characters and character traits in Reader’s Workshop. I wanted to make a poster to serve as a visual for my students…I’m hoping to make more like this as we learn new story elements.

I know my current students understand what “character” is, but two new students have just arrived and this is very typical for my class throughout the year so…

I like to make as many visuals as I can to help my newest ELL students with concepts we’ve already learned before their arrival.

A bit about the printable: the graphics are Thistlegirl Designs, as always! The frames are from Fancy Dog Studio–some new graphics I learned about this summer. If you haven’t seen these designs, you must check them out! The creator, Paula, has absolutely beautiful work AND she offers a 10% discount for teachers (coupon code: TEACHER). She does have specific terms of use for these graphics which are important to read, but she is absolutely wonderful about getting back to you, should you have any questions about using them.

So, back to story elements, would you like to see more posters like this? I will be creating them as the elements are addressed in class (since we are still getting accustomed to this particular Reader’s Workshop model). I would love to hear what you think.

I hope you enjoy your evening!

Character Poster


  • Mary Pitner October 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Yes! We want more posters on story elements! Did you even have to ask? 🙂

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  • Mrs. Degeo October 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I would love to have story element posters! I have a story element poster pinned on pinterest, and these would be a great way to introduce them to my kinders! Thanks Kristen!

  • Rachelle October 2, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    YES I WOULD LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Are you doing the common core? We have to know characters, setting, plot, etc. 🙂

  • Ginger Snaps October 2, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I am actually doing story elements this week! Characters is my mini lesson Tuesday, Setting is Wednesday, and Thursday is plot! I heart you! Please share the rest soon so I can use them! =)

  • Ginger Snaps October 2, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Also, what are those two fonts you are using for your posters. The big block letters that you use a lot? And the other font on that poster is? =)

  • Caroline Brantley October 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I would love them! Thank you for sharing. Too cute

  • Chrissy October 3, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Kristin, I'm sharing the "I Heart Your Blog" award with you! Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world!


  • Madison October 3, 2011 at 12:42 am

    I love your blog. Thanks for sharing so many great resources.
    I think you are a versatile blogger!
    I wanted to give you a small award to show my appreciation. I know you have probably already received it, but you are one of the teachers who got me addicted to blogging. Thanks.

  • Pat's Paper Passion October 3, 2011 at 12:43 am

    THANK YOU!! Love the poster AND of course we'd love to see more. Had you thought about strategy posters?

    Will check out the new graphic site…love the border.


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  • Ms.M October 3, 2011 at 2:38 am

    I would love to see more like this!

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  • Ms. M October 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    So cute. To save money, another idea is to draw your own posters and then laminate them. I did this for my classroom, and the kids loved my drawings.

  • Becky October 4, 2011 at 3:31 am

    love these–will for sure use!

  • Sophia S October 4, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Love, love, love! These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing!!!

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