Character Trait: Searching for the Evidence



What an inspiring character!  A young girl shows you should never give up on your dream.  Although there were many roadblocks in her path, with determination, she found her way around every one to finally achieve her goal.  What a great lesson for all of us.   And . . . a fantastic book to share with our students as they learn about characters.


Character Traits:  Finding Evidence,   using the book The Girl With a Mind for Math, students choose a character trait and then search for evidence from the text.  You can download this free activity from my TpT store.


The Girl with a Mind for Math  tells the story of Raye Montague.  Early in her life her grandfather takes her to see a submarine.  She quickly decides an engineer is what she wants to be when she grows up.  This isn’t an easy thing for a young black girl in the south.   The author, Julia Finley Mosca, uses narrative verse to share the life story of this incredible lady.   The illustrations, by Daniel Rieley, are unique and very eye-catching. 

When I first read it to myself. I was struck by Raye's determination.  She starts with a dream and never gives up, no matter how many people tell her she can’t.  A Girl With a Mind for Math is the perfect book for helping students learn about character traits and how to find supporting evidence for those traits.  I created a character trait activity to go along with this book.  The activity can be used with your whole class during a read aloud time, or set up in a literacy center.   Click on the image below to be taken to this free product in my TpT store.

Character Traits:  Finding Evidence,   using the book The Girl With a Mind for Math, students choose a character trait and then search for evidence from the text.  You can download this free activity from my TpT store.



I'd like you to enjoy this wonderful book, too. That's why I'm giving one copy of the book book, along with a $25 TpT gift card.  All you need to do is follow this link to my Instagram post.


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Disclaimer:  I was given a free copy of this book for this review.




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