Character Analysis Teacher Resources
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Creative Writing - Research and Letters
Here's a fresh approach that combines research, business and personal letter writing, and creative story telling. Student groups research different decades in the life of a famous Japanese astronomer. They then craft a decade fact sheet, business and personal letters, and a character sketch.
7th - 8th English Language Arts
Determine an Author's Message by Analyzing Character Development
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s unconventional “Sonnet VII” is the anchor text for a series of videos that model for viewers how to use text-based questions to guide close reading of a text. In this, the third video in the series, the narrator models how to analyze the development of a character to determine an author’s message.
6 mins 11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Michelle Kwan: Heart of a Champion
Who is a champion to your class? Elementary and middle schoolers think of a role-model from their lives. Then, in their journals, they write evidence of that person's perseverance. They identify the character trait of perseverance with the autobiographical character, Michelle Kwan.
4th - 7th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Explore literature after reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Sixth and seventh graders compare and contrast the setting, motivation, theme, and characterization of each novel before analyzing them individually.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Analyzing Literature via Literature Circles
Introduce literature circles with Roland Smith's novels. Your seventh graders will see the activity modeled as you read The Three Little Pigs together and apply the format to a Roland Smith novel of their choice. The lesson includes synopses of novels to pass out to your class, as well as a link to The Three Little Pigs.
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Examining Character Traits through Character Mapping
Some of what we know about a character is directly stated. Some of what we know is inferred by events in the story. Character maps help primary learners recognize the difference. After modeling with a story your class has read, pupils choose a character from one of their favorite books and use the maps to record and analyze traits.
K - 6th English Language Arts
I Can Identify and Infer Character Traits
Use the guiding questions on this page to fill out the two graphic organizers included in the materials tab. All of the materials focus on character or personality traits and ask pupils to find textual evidence of the traits they observe. Be sure to look at both attached organizers; one focuses on a single character, and the other allows for analysis of several characters.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Survivor: Not Just a TV Show -- An exploration of the character traits of survivors of the teenage years
Learners examine the issues that many male and female teenagers are forced to deal with during their adolescence. They analyze characters from different genres through comparing and contrasting their stories and the skills they used to cope.
9th - 12th Health
Inferring Character Traits
Here is a lesson which is "flexible," and can operate as an individual or whole class activity. After reading a book of their choosing, with the use of a semantic map, learners identify character traits. They infer how their feelings towards the main character of the story changed throughout their reading.
K - 12th English Language Arts
Descriptive Writing-The Hobbit
Young readers write a descriptive paper on the fantasy characters in The Hobbit. They take notes as they read the novel in order to provide descriptions of the character traits of hobbits, dwarfs, trolls, wizards, and goblins. They pay specific attention to the habitats (setting) each character dwells in.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Action Hero! Create!
High school learners discuss characters in literature, choose a character, research the time period on the Internet, and create an action hero based on their research. They read Act I of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and discuss the characters.
10th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills
Does your class love reading cartoons? Use their talents and interests to examine the process of writing a story they wish to tell through a cartoon. They develop the beginning, middle, and end of a story based on their original characters, which they will then animate.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Story Volcano
Students analyze parts of a story through the sequence of actions. In this story elements lesson, students work in groups to read a story about a volcano and complete a worksheet on the elements within the story. Students then create second scenes that builds cumulatively through the story elements.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan Aid for Book Punch: Sarah, Plain and Tall
Lead your class through various literacy activities based on the text, Sarah, Plain and Tall. Vocabulary and characters are examined, and kids also make text-to-self connections. While the worksheets referenced in the lesson are only available from Book Punch, vocabulary lists, writing prompts, discussion questions, and reading checks are included in the lesson.
3rd English Language Arts
Use drama to study and practice dialogue. Creative minds discuss what dialogue tells about a character, and how it can be used to advance the plot. They read a play, think about what they gleaned from dialogue, and record their observations in response logs.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts