Grades K-5

This summer activity is an intentional and meaningful way to engage students in understanding and applying the Cambridge Learner Attributes. As your child reads a book of their choice, he or she should focus on the Cambridge Learner Attributes which are based on learning as a process.

The Cambridge Learner Attributes:

  • Confident ready to take on challenges, likes to try new things, proud of yourself
  • Responsible take charge of your actions, set goals for yourself
  • Reflective understand yourself and others, think about your own learning
  • Innovative a different way of thinking, using your imagination
  • Engaged focused and concentrated, participates in different things

Directions: Choose a character from the book. Identify four Cambridge Learner Attributes demonstrated by your character. Use evidence from the text to complete the character sketch map. Record page numbers and write notes to assist in literature discussions upon returning to school. Please bring the book and completed activity with you in the fall.

Character Sketch Map

Book Lists:

Grades K - 1

  • Sheila Rae, the Brave by Kevin Henkes
  • Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  • Brave Little Owl by Penny Little
  • Little Rabbit’s Loose Tooth by Lucy Bates

Grades 2 - 3

  • Ada Twist, Scientist by David Roberts
  • The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
  • Frindle by Andrew Clements
  • Ron's Big Mission by Rose Blue

Grades 4 -5