Creating Characters

Today, in the third grade I got to work with a great group of third graders (my awesome students) on creating characters. We are just kicking off our fictional writing unit and the kids are eager to get to work.

I got some pretty awesome responses that I shared with my students. They were inspired.

Here are a few of the tweets. If you click on the image of the tweets you will go to a Storify I created that has a lot more tips shared by my author friends.

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My students loved hearing tips from some of their favorite authors. They were inspired to write. Heck, even I was inspired to write. I can’t wait to write more about the character I created: Jackson-a fourth grade baseball loving boy that can’t stand music class or his older sister Jane.

Don’t these boys look determined to create some amazing characters?

Two heads are better than one.


I’m hoping to do a better job of sharing some of things that are happening in my classroom. My intention was never for this to become a book blog. I’m all about the books, but I miss writing about the fun stuff I’m doing in my classroom.


One thought on “Creating Characters

  1. Colby, I love hearing about your kids, too—students AND family. And yes, those kids are totally into their writing!!! 😀

    I’m thinking I like this blog format better, now that you’re back to it, Colby 🙂 I think it’s a visual thing for me—easier to read and navigate, perhaps?


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