Character Development Teacher Resources
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A Christmas Carol: Discovering Treasures in Your Life
Students research language arts by analyzing several holiday stories. For this character development lesson, students read A Christmas Carol and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas while identifying the characters, plot and settings.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 102 Downloads
Horse Character: Ceramics Lesson
Animals oftentimes elicit various characteristics which make them symbolic or representative of human feeling, action, or emotion. The class creates horse characters out of clay to show character action and symbolism. This is a great project to use in conjunction with a instructional activity on personification, character development, or even verbs.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students explore community service. In this character development and community lesson, students sing a song based on the fable The Lion and the Mouse. Students participate in a discussion about kindness, and generate ideas for community service projects in which they might demonstrate kindness.
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 26 Downloads
Character Development Project
Read Dangerous Minds with your language learning disabled pupils to identify characteristics and connect to literature. This is a specific activity intended for use with the suggested book. The class uses a character map as a way to compose their own chapter or journal entry for the book they have read.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Students explore character development in novels. In this literacy lesson plan, students read Tom Sawyerand visit the home of Mark Twain on a field trip or a virtual tour. Students create a character from the book out of a Pringles can and art materials, choose objects that represent the character to put in the can, and make an oral presentation about their project.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 23 Downloads
Quiet on the Set!
In pairs learners perform a silent skit portraying relationships between two known characters from a popular book or a play for their classmates. Next, the class will read and discuss a NYTimes article about a film school in the Bronx that influences urban teens positively through acting.
7th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 38 Downloads
Character and Plot Development Through Comics
Third graders are introduced to character, plot development, point of view, and tone through the use of comic strips. They, in pairs, identify these four attributes in the comic strip and present their findings to the class.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 54 Downloads
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 3 Views 175 Downloads
Characters, Characterization & Character Development in Classical Greek Mythology
Students explore Greek mythology. In this Greek mythology lesson students read myths, distinguish between the types and analyze a character from Greek mythology in a five paragraph essay.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Around the Room Short Story
Collective story writing is a great way to reinforce the concept of story elements and collaborative learning. Young writers discuss story elements such as, setting, character, action, climax, conclusion, foreshadowing, dialogue, and theme.
4th - 7th Language Arts 14 Views 51 Downloads
Personal Stories of the National Parks
Students explore historical information about U.S. national parks using the stories of Edward and Margaret Gehrke as a primary source document. In this United States geography, history, and literacy lesson, students view the diary entries of Edward and Margaret Gehrke written as they traveled through the national parks in the early 1900s.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads
Character in a Box
Partners choose, research, and analyze fictional or historical characters and design character life boxes to represent them. They also compose a rhyme royal, which they understand inductively by deconstructing examples. Based largely on the book/play The Shakespeare Stealer, but it's not necessary to complete this creative project.
5th - 9th Language Arts 11 Views 75 Downloads
THE WORD WEAVER WRITERS WORKSHOP - Character One Description
In this character development worksheet, learners write the characteristics of the first character in the story they are reading. They note the characters name, age, appearance, favorite things, and other important details.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Real Life Economics 101
Your learners will take key economic concepts, such as identifying needs versus wants and the four factors of production, and design a video to explain their topic choice to the class. Rather than have one person in charge of dispensing all information, this project allows for whole-group collaboration and creativity!
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable