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Create Trading Cards for Favorite Characters

 

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Create Trading Cards for Favorite Characters

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time 20 to 30 minutes per character
Publisher International Reading Association
 

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Activity Description

You’ve got your book club going, and everyone is having a great time reading their favorite books. But when you all get together suddenly no one has anything to say! Jump-start the conversation by having children in the group use an online tool to make trading cards about their favorite characters.

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Why This Is Helpful

Part of becoming a strong reader is learning to think carefully about what one reads. The online Trading Card Creator tool uses a fun and familiar format that looks like a sport or action figure trading card to have children think critically about a book. By asking questions that help children look not only at what a character does, but why and how these actions affect the story, the tool helps children gain a deeper understanding of the book. It also is a chance for children to think and write about their opinions and feelings about the story.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan Sharing Favorite Books Using Interactive Character Trading Cards.

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