Teaching the Personality of Character

I can't count the number of times I've asked students to describe a character, and all they write is something like: "He has black hair and brown eyes. He is tall." Ugh; not quite what I had envisioned. So how do we get students to infer about a character's personality traits, rather than their physical description? 

I'm blogging over at iTeach4th today! Stop by to read more on getting students to analyze characters and write a cohesive paragraph!

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