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Starburst Identity Chart

Starburst identity charts capture both how students describe themselves and how they think others would describe them. 


  • English & Language Arts


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Free Starburst Identity Chart Template

Date of Publication: October 2022

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Use a Starburst Identity Chart to help students visualize the difference between factors that they feel make up their identities (arrows pointing out from the center) and labels that others place on them (arrows pointing into the center). Our Starburst Identity Chart templates are available in both PDF and Google doc form. 

Students can also use examples from texts to create Starburst Identity Charts for characters and historical figures to help express the complexity of their identities. 

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Learn more about the identity chart teaching strategy and other ways to incorporate it in your classroom.

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Facing History & Ourselves, “Starburst Identity Chart”, last updated October 4, 2022.

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