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Character Analysis Essay
A comprehensive list of questions guides preparation for writing a character analysis essay inspired by Leander Watts' book Stonecutter. In order for readers to find quotes to use in their essay, I'd share the questions prior to reading so the class can note useful citations as they go.
7th - 9th Language Arts 14 Views 112 Downloads
The Jungle: Character Analysis Writing Assignment
Activate character analysis skills with this short paper prompt for Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Writers explain the significance of a chosen character, using character traits, decisions, and actions to support their argument. This resource provides a list of guidelines as well as a rubric for grading the final one-paragraph product.
10th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 45 Downloads
Character Education: Honesty
Primary learners read Holly Keller’s That’s Mine, Horace, analyze the text and characters, and sequence the story. After discussing the experiences Walter encounters once he tells a fib, class members use a character analysis worksheet to identify the qualities found in the story’s characters.
K - 5th Language Arts 12 Views 215 Downloads
Readers practice character analysis by reviewing Gary Soto's short story "La Bamba" with the whole class (anything you've read together will work). They design t-shirts that feature traits and story elements to reveal the nature of a character they choose.
6th - 8th Language Arts 22 Views 109 Downloads
Hats, Coats, and...Totem Poles?
Students research cultural heritage. In this cultural heritage lesson, students discuss the influence of culture on the art of quilting and read Aunt Flossie's Hat and Crab Cakes Later. Students read Coat of Many Colors and complete a character analysis for the girl in the story and themselves using a Venn Diagram.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Character Analysis and The Crucible
Readers of The Crucible use a SATDO chart to collect evidence they will use to craft interpretive statements and an analysis of one of Miller’s characters. Background information on the play and about Miller, links to handouts, extensions, and assessments are included with the richly detailed plan.
11th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 95 Downloads
Students study the character education traits of honesty and friendship. In this character education lesson, students discuss the words fib and riddle. Students read a story about a dishonest boy. Students complete a character analysis worksheet for the main characters.
2nd - 3rd Health 7 Views 32 Downloads
Stir Up a Character Analysis Recipe
What ingredients make up a character? A cup of honesty, a dash of humor, a pinch of cynicism? Based on real cookbooks they review in class, learners at any grade level three and up write recipes to describe characters familiar to your class.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 375 Downloads
In the Time of Butterflies: Character Analysis
Tenth graders read about the life in the Dominican Republic during the Trujillo Regime. After exploring a book, "The Time of the Butterflies," students describe the sisters and their lives. They complete a graphic organizer and write a character analysis of a specified character.
10th Languages 3 Views 12 Downloads
Shakespeare Character Analysis Worksheet
Engage your class in character analysis of any Shakespeare character with this activity. Class members pretend that they are reporters and imagine responses that their chosen character would supply for 14 pre-determined questions. While this activity is lacking detailed directions, and a few questions are poorly worded, the objective is solid and learners do explore character analysis in a fun way.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
An Invitation to Learn about Literary Characters
Students create an invitation for a Literary Character Celebration. This invitation answers who, what, when, where and why about their favorite literary character. The students invite their family and friends. During the celebration students share information about their favorite characters using visual representations, media and play.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Analyze Character Development by Paying Attention to Word Choice
"Monkey's Paw," W.W. Jacob's horror story, is used to model for viewers how to use a writer's diction to analyze characters. Words describing the characters' actions, comments, and appearance are highlighted. After re-examining the highlighted text, two or more character traits are selected that are revealed by these passages.
8 mins 11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What a Character! Comparing Literary Adaptations
What do Robert Downey Jr., Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Fritz Weaver, Roger Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Daffy Duck have in common? Why, it’s elementary, my dear Watson! They all have portrayed Sherlock Holmes. Literary detectives launch an investigation of how varying portrayals of a character influence a drama.
9th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. Your class uses descriptive language to illuminate and analyze characters. Similarly, they compare and contrast texts, plots, settings, themes and characters.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 76 Views 690 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"Three Shots": Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams
Analyze characterization in literature. Readers use "Three Shots," from The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway and complete classroom activities that require them to apply literary analysis techniques. They write their own short stories that feature character development, conflict, and themes.
10th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
CAN WE SWITCH GENDERS OF STORY CHARACTERS?
Analyze characters and stories to identify stereotyping. Learners will examine the concept of character gender to evaluate bias in classroom story books. They are asked to read a story or play and change the gender of the character to see if it still makes sense.
K - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Character Bust: Ceramics Lesson
Whether it is a protagonist, antagonist, hero or heroine, characters are a must in any story. Learners analyze a character from a narrative they are reading, then use that character as inspiration. They create a ceramic bust depicting their chosen character.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Knowledge or Instinct? Jack London's "To Build a Fire"
Learners closely read " To Build a Fire," to explore the use of narrative point of view and debate the distinction between knowledge and instinct. The elements of literary naturalism and how they relate to Jack London's work is examined in this lesson.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 40 Downloads