Character Sketch Notebooking Pages

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Character Sketch Notebooking Pages FREE from the Notebooking Fairy

Understanding the elements of fiction is a major part of a language arts curriculum. High schoolers should be able to read a novel and write an essay about a character — often called a character sketch. Younger children can begin to think about character using these free notebooking pages.

The first page is a graphic organizer where you outline the details about the character.

The fact file is for general facts about the character: age, name, family background, etc.

The physical appearance box can be used for sketching or for writing.

The bottom of the graphic organizer is for listing the character’s personality qualities and what actions demonstrate those. For a character sketch, it’s not enough to say that a character is honest, for example. You must show the character is honest by his behaviors in the novel. I’ve given room for three main qualities, just enough for the three main ideas in a paragraph or in an essay.


The graphic organizer may be enough for your purposes. Or you may want to expand the details into a writing assignment about the character, using the blank pages included in this set. (There are three line styles available.)

Are you reading a novel right now that these character pages will work nicely for? I’d love to hear about it. If you send me photos, I will feature you in a Show Off post.

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Jimmie Quick

Jimmie is now a veteran homeschool mom. Her daughter Emma is a student of the sciences at a large university in Illinois. Her guide to notebooking—Notebooking Success—guides you through notebooking: what it is; how to use it; how it fits a Charlotte Mason, classical, and textbook curriculum; tips for getting the most educational value from it; and much more. It comes bundled with several bonuses, including a small set of generic notebooking pages that can be used with any topic.

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Mo Reply

I like this one. Can I say *spiffy*?
Great stuff Jimmie!

Farah Najam Reply

I am a creative writing teacher and a teacher trainer this is great stuff.

Sophia Brown Reply

Really helpful stuff and of high quality.

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