Character Can Book Report
Each student will be required to choose a character from our novel, A Wrinkle in Time, and find
a can (i.e. Pringles, coffee etc.)
Students are expected to dress the can as though it were the chosen character from the story.
Students can use buttons, cloth, yarn, or whatever they choose in the design of their “character
can.” Inside the can students are expected to place 4 items, small enough to fit inside, that are
an important part of the character’s identity. For example, for The Three Little Pigs it could be as
a simple as a piece of straw, wood, or a piece of brick. For certain items, drawings of the item
can be included. Also inside the can should be the report form (see the back of this paper),
NEATLY rolled up.
Upon completion of the report, the student will be expected to share his/her character can and
its contents with the rest of the class. Students should practice their presentation at home so
they can stand in front of the class confidently.
The students will be evaluated on the following:
1. Character Can: completed neatly, this should be the STUDENT’s own work.
2. Report Form: See requirements on back of this page
3. Appropriate items for book
4. Presentation: report is given in a confident manner, can explain Character can completely,
and can read the report fluently
Report Form Requirements
List the following:
1. Book title
2. The author of the book
3. The Chosen Character's name
4. A physical description of the character
5. A paragraph that lists the three main character traits of this character and an example of
each in the story.
For the second part of the report you are to give a written explanation of why each item was
chosen to represent the character and what that tells you about the character.
Remember to state how the items connect to the character. For example, if I was doing
Goldilocks, and I had included a tiny bowl of cereal, I WOULDN'T just say that I included it
because she ate cereal in the story. I would say that I included it because Goldilocks ate from
all three bowls of cereal belonging to the bears when she entered their house uninvited. She
completely finished baby bear’s porridge and took only bites from Mama and Papa’s bowls, but
they were too hot and too cold. The item shows how Goldilocks is a little selfish and does not
think of others.
A paragraph that lists 3 character traits and examples that show it from the story
Part 2: List each item you chose and state why you chose that item to represent your character
(giving full detail from the story) and tell what you the item tells you about the character’s
personality. Use back of paper.