Open the world of literary magic for your students by using Character Traits worksheets.

It's one thing to ask students to read classic literary works written by master wordsmiths. It's quite another to turn literary classics into an interactive learning tool that prompts your kids to ask for more time to read. With 21 Character Traits worksheets, your students get to read from classic passages in novels such as Black Beauty and Huckleberry Finn. Each worksheet highlights a positive character trait you want your kids to develop. The lessons also motivate students to build associations between personal traits and the ordeals faced in life by the primary fictional characters.

Has reading time become an exercise in academic futility? Change glum student expressions into eager smiles by using Character Traits worksheets in the classroom.

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Printable Character Traits Worksheets

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A Tale of Two Cities

The passage below is from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Read the passage. Then list ten character traits of Sydney Carton.

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Page 2 of Tale

List three character traits of Miss Manette that are opposite of Mr. Carton’s traits.

Huckleberry Finn

The excerpt below is from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Huck Finn Questions

Name six character traits of Huck and the Widow.

Little Women

The passage below is from the novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Traits in Context

Fill in the blanks using a character trait from the Word Bank.

What's the Character Trait?

Match each sentence to the character trait it represents.

Black Beauty

This is the first passage in the set.

Black Beauty Part 2

This is the second passage in the set.

Black Beauty Part 3 and Questions

List as many character traits as you can to describe Merrylegs.

Matching Traits

Match each sentence to the character trait is represents. Not all character traits will be used.

Identifying Character Traits

Read the passage. Then name 10 character traits displayed by Sherlock Holmes.

Contrasting Traits

: Name three character traits of Watson that contrast with those of Sherlock Holmes.

Three Traits

Think about someone that you know. What do you like about them? List three of their character traits, and explain how the person that you selected has demonstrated these traits.

External and Internal Traits

Choose one of the main characters from the story. Identify the character's external and internal traits.

Treasure Island Passage

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Brown Old Seaman

List 10 character traits of the "brown old seaman."

Read Into It

Identify 10 character traits of the speaker. Consider both internal and external character traits.

In theText

Read about each interaction. Identify a character trait in each one, and write it on the line. Explain your answer by referring to the text.

My Best Friend

Think about your best friend. What do you like about them? List as many of their character traits as you can think of. Draw a picture of your best friend.

Working with the Story

Choose a character from the story. Identify three main traits of the character. Cite text evidence to support your answers.