Character Analysis Teacher Resources
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Lesson Plan 5: Creating a Supporting Character
As a class, young writers learn how to develop a strong supporting character. They think and discuss a good friend they know, they use that friend as a basis for a potential supporting character. They create a supporting character as a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Sharing Stories; Discovering Cultures Lesson 4: Stories of Heroes
Tenth graders brainstorm heroic characters that have been portrayed in film and television, examine characteristics that different cultures ascribe to heroes, distinguish between real-life and fantasy heroes, research heroic character...
10th English Language Arts
New Review Epic Poetry Unit
The Odyssey is the core text in this unit study of the hero's journey motif. Along the way, kids research Greek and Roman history, mythology, art, and epic poetry. The 104-page packet is perfect for homeschool or classroom situations and...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Tracking How a Character Changes
The most interesting characters are those who change throughout a piece of writing. Help your junior high readers comprehend characterization with a five-minute video about character changes and how to track them. Though the video is...
5 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Murder in the School
Whodunnit? That is the question young sleuths must answer as they use their deductive reasoning skill and assume the identity of various persons attending a party where Miss McGowan is murdered. The ninth lesson in a ten-part series.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Greek Mythology Version 2.0: To Be or Not to Be an Epic Hero?
Using The Odyssey in your classroom? Then this resource is for you. After listening to a reading of a portion of Book 9 of The Odyssey and watching a PowerPoint about Greek heroes, partners complete a "Think Pair Share" chart...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Rereading Portions of the Iroquois Constitution and Eagle Song: "Somebody In Wanted But So"
A new close reading approach is introduced as learners continue with the novel Eagle Song in the twelfth lesson of this unit. This reading comprehension strategy focuses on identifying the character, setting, motivation, problem, and...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
My Ántonia: Narrative and Point of View
Understanding point of view is imperative when reading Willa Cather's My Ántonia. Divide your class into group and assign each group one discussion question about the points of view of various characters, as well as narrative and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Literature Study Guide: Slaughterhouse-Five
Equipped with all the necessary components of a literary response, including a summary page, vocabulary list, a space for questions and answers, a story flow chart, and a character map, this resource is a superior way for students to...
6th - 9th English Language Arts