Reading Response Exercise #24: Character Valentines–Characterization

Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes. When you are done, think about what you have read.

Pick two characters from your story.

Get out your colored paper, felt pens, glitter glue, stickers, whatever “crafty” materials you might have on hand. Make a valentine that you believe one of these characters might send to the other.

Share your valentine creation or write a written explanation describing why this valentine suits the character it is from and why it is the sort of valentine this character might send to the intended recipient.

For Pre-readers: let your little listener choose two characters and make a valentine as explained above. When he or she is done, ask the child to tell you about what he or she has made.