Character Analysis Teacher Resources
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Acronyms--Characters in The Hobbit
Have your class create acrostic poems for characters in The Hobbit. First, define acronyms and work together to complete sample acronyms for their own first names. Students then research specific characters in the novel and create acronyms using the characters' names.
8th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 48 Downloads
Black Boy: Literature Study Guide
Designed to be used for homeschool learning or independent reading, the extensive templates and activities that make up this resource are not specifically designed for Richard Wright’s Black Boy, but can be used with any narrative text. Learners establish a reading schedule, create a vocabulary list, craft and answer questions, complete response activities, and fill in plot and character maps.
9th Language Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
The Greatest Story Ever Told Literature Study Guide
Designed for independent reading or for homeschool learning, the templates included in this resource can be used with any narrative and would make a fine addition to your curriculum file. Templates include an assignments summary page, vocabulary matrix, literature response activities, literature response questions, story plot flow chart, and a character map graphic organizer.
11th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
Know Before You Go: Anticipating and Previewing Difficult Texts such as The Bluest Eye
Support your scholars with these anticipatory questions to go along with The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. The objective, rationale, and teacher instructions are clearly explained, followed by an anticipation guide for pages 81-93 and the Soaphead Church Chapter.
11th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 8 Downloads
Lesson 3: Creating Well Developed Characters
Through deep class discussion and peer-to-peer collaboration, young novelists begin to create a well-developed character for their narratives. They discuss physical and abstract antagonists, character types, and character traits. This is only one part of a longer project, but it could be incorporated into any writing unit.
6th - 8th Language Arts 15 Views 97 Downloads
The Landlady Pre-Reading: The Characters
Prepare your class to read "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl with these pre-reading activities about the two main characters in the story. This resource provides a brief overview of the story as well as excerpts from the text that describe each character.
5th - 7th Language Arts 25 Views 130 Downloads
Historical Fiction: A Wealth of Interpretations
Historical fiction becomes a platform for exploring different perspectives. The class makes predictions based on illustrations, completes Venn diagrams to compare and contrast differing points of view, and to think about how characters change.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 10 Views 149 Downloads
Boys Will Be Boys...Right?
Through this exercise, high schoolers identify character traits present in Romeo and Juliet. They listen to an excerpt from "The Office of Christian Parents: Showing How Children Are to be Governed" and participate in a Socratic discussion about how the "Romeo and Juliet" character traits support a "nature" or "nurture" viewpoint.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
The Tortoise and the Hare-Compare and Contrast
In need of a lesson plan to use on your next trip to the computer lab? Students use Microsoft Word to compose a paper comparing the the main characters from the fable, The Tortoise and The Hair. They need to write an introduction, one paragraph explaining similarities, one explaining differences, and a conclusion.
4th Language Arts 8 Views 27 Downloads
Character Analyzer: Role Sheet
If you are using literature circles in your class, this worksheet is for you! It outlines one role of a member of a literature circle: character analyzer. They write about the characters, describing them using evidence from the text and comparing them to real people.
4th - 7th Language Arts 4 Views 195 Downloads
Sharing My Older Friend With Others
Elementary learners explore the difference between aged characters and young characters in literature. They use Venn diagrams to compare and contrast the attributes given to both younger and older characters in different pieces of literature.
K - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 43 Downloads
Be Good To Eddie Lee; Stop Using Labels on People
Read and discuss the story Be Good to Eddie Lee as it relates to the ways in which people use terms to describe people. Learners suggest ways to stop people from using labels and mean terms to describe other people. They then write three things about the character Eddie Lee and what he taught another character in the story.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 49 Downloads
Benjamin Franklin and Learning a Lesson
Examine stories with a moral in a character development lesson. The class reads a short story written by Benjamin Franklin in which he pays too much for a toy whistle. Individuals then make text-to-self connections and write a narrative describing a time when they misjudged the price of something.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 85 Downloads
Fractured Fairy Tales
Fracture some fairy tales! After brainstorming and storytelling, class members work together to create a class fractured fairy tale. Then, they compose their own fractured fairy tale by writing a new fairy tale or adding in surprises to a traditional fairy tale.
2nd - 6th Language Arts 41 Views 213 Downloads
Exploring/Comparing Pilgrim Children: On the Mayflower
It all begins with the book On the Mayflower, by Kate Walsh. Third graders will review vocabulary from the book then get into groups to participate in four different learning centers focused on the idea that things, people, and ideas change over time.
3rd Social Studies & History 7 Views 26 Downloads
Learners discuss character traits while reading Finding Sunshine. They use word-building skills to sound out words in the story. Then they discuss how the girl helped the bird in the story and write about her feelings at various times in the story.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Of Mice and Men: Each Character's Major Desires and Dreams
What is the American Dream? As your class prepares to read Of Mice and Men, discuss the American Dream. Then, introduce your readers to this graphic organizer. As they begin reading, they'll record the dreams and desires for Lennie, George, Candy, Slim, Curley, Curley's wife, and Crooks.
8th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Characterizations: Indirect and Direct
Connect literature to narrative writing by researching descriptive writing techniques. Elementary and middle schoolers identify the importance of a narrator and voice in the storytelling process. They read writing samples and identify the techniques used to introduce and describe the characters in the story.
4th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 101 Downloads