inside/outside mask: The purpose of this exercise is to create a mask that represents the faces that we wear in different environments. The outside of the mask is to be decorated with words and images that represent how you think the world sees you/how you present yourself. The inside of the mask should reflect how you see yourself/what is hidden from the outside.
A great idea for teaching kids about the important place they play in their community. This helps to build a sense of identity and purpose. I would tweak it a little though so it doesn't look like they are the center of the universe
"My Identity". Read it carefully and you will learn a lot about me. This is my actual thumbprint (enlarged). I am going to use this as an opening exercise with a substance abuse group that I am starting on Friday.
Teacher Trap|Understanding Characters. This article contains some solid ideas for anchor charts, like the one pictured above, for teaching students to think about character development. The visuals and simplicity of the designs make these ideas suitable for use with ELLs.