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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 139 Views 721 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 10 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 41 Views 106 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 23 Views 221 Downloads
Biopoem Strategy as Part of a Character Analysis for Of Mice and Men
Readers of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men will learn much “more than what (is) said to them” as they use the biopoem format and craft a poem about one of the major characters in Steinbeck’s tragic story of Geroge Milton and Lennie Small. The resource includes directions and a template of the biopoem formula.
8th - 9th Language Arts 7 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Joy Luck Club: Characters
Young readers delve into The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan with a discussion and writing activity about characterization. After reading the first four chapters of the book, they discuss the various obstacles that the characters face, such as social prejudice or racial discrimination.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 17 Views 115 Downloads
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 51 Views 70 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 22 Views 379 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 10 Views 47 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 26 Views 113 Downloads
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
Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat"
Learners examine the relationship of man and nature as portrayed in Stephen Crane's, The Open Boat." The third person, omniscient point of view, the depth of character analysis found in the story, and the emotions evoked by the author form the focus of t
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 14 Downloads
Knowledge or Instinct? Jack London's "To Build a Fire"
Students 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 instructional activity.
9th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 42 Downloads
Shakespeare Character Analysis Worksheet
Engage your class in character analysis of any Shakespeare character with this worksheet. Class members pretend that they are reporters and imagine responses that their chosen character would supply for 14 pre-determined questions. While this worksheet 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
New Review Character Analysis - "Edna's Ruthie" from The House on Mango Street
The residents of Mango Street come alive because of the language Sandra Cisneros uses. Readers examine this language, particularly appositives, to see how how Cisneros builds the character of Edna's Ruthie.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Analyzing Literary Characters
To develop character analysis, your class reads Trouble River by Betsy Byars. Next, they create paper dolls based on the characters in the book. Everyone links together their paper dolls in a large chain in order to compare and contrast.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 8 Views 38 Downloads
Analyzing Characters in Chinese Cinderella
Study the characters and the way they're developed in Chinese Cinderella. The first page talks about all of the ways a reader can learn about the characters. The next two pages encourage the reader to analyze implied examples (shown) and list implied characteristics they learned from the examples.
6th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 36 Downloads
Suspect List: Character Analysis
Train young detectives to track suspicious characters with this suspect list. While reading a mystery book, detectives note each suspect and their reasons for being suspicious in the chart. Readers can check off a character if he or she is no longer suspicious, making main suspects clear.
4th - 6th Language Arts 12 Views 82 Downloads