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Character Traits

Characters (and real-life people) have unique attributes called traits. Use the following list of character traits as a guideline when writing book reports and essays about the different characters you've read about. Don't stop with this list, though; you can probably think of many more terms to describe your characters.

  • Honest
  • Light-hearted
  • Leader
  • Expert
  • Brave
  • Conceited
  • Mischievous
  • Demanding
  • Thoughtful
  • Keen
  • Happy
  • Disagreeable
  • Simple
  • Fancy
  • Plain
  • Excited
  • Studious
  • Inventive
  • Creative
  • Thrilling
  • Independent
  • Intelligent
  • Compassionate
  • Gentle
  • Proud
  • Wild
  • Messy
  • Neat
  • Joyful
  • Strong
  • Bright
  • Courageous
  • Serious
  • Funny
  • Humorous
  • Sad
  • Poor
  • Rich
  • Tall
  • Dark
  • Light
  • Handsome
  • Pretty
  • Ugly
  • Selfish
  • Unselfish
  • Self-confident
  • Respectful
  • Considerate
  • Imaginative
  • Busy
  • Patriotic
  • Fun-loving
  • Popular
  • Successful
  • Responsible
  • Lazy
  • Dreamer
  • Helpful
  • Simple-minded
  • Humble
  • Friendly
  • Short
  • Adventurous
  • Hard-working
  • Timid
  • Shy
  • Bold
  • Daring
  • Dainty
  • Pitiful
  • Cooperative
  • Lovable
  • Prim
  • Proper
  • Ambitious
  • Able
  • Quiet
  • Curious
  • Reserved
  • Pleasing
  • Bossy
  • Witty
  • Fighter
  • Tireless
  • Energetic
  • Cheerful
  • Smart
  • Impulsive
  • Loyal
  • Highlights

    Children's Choice Book Awards
    We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

    April Calendar of Events
    April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

    Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
    Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

    Poptropica Teaching Guides
    Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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