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Elements of Literature: Characterization
Looks, says, does. Show your writers how to bring characters to life. Color-coded slides highlight various methods of characterization and how to spot clues to a character’s motivation. A great addition to your curriculum library!
7th - 12th Language Arts 73 Views 133 Downloads
New Review Character in Place: Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” for the Common Core
How do writers use the interaction between elements like characterization and setting to create meaning? Readers of "A Worn Path" create a series of comic book-style graphics of Eudora Welty's short story and reflect on how Welty uses these elements to develop her theme.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Characterization in Literature
Students discover characterization techniques and methods. In this characterization lesson plan, students choose favorite fiction characters and discuss what makes a character come alive. Students then describe a family member or a friend and create a character to use in a brief script.
9th - 12th Language Arts 46 Views 71 Downloads
Read then role-play the characters from story of If You Give A Pig a Pancake. Young actors use improvisation and characterization to create the characters from the story. They will also write and role play original version of the story (this can be done in a group with younger learners).
K - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Sketching a Portrait--Characterization
John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is known for rich character development. Expose your class to indirect characterization and all that it involves with this worksheet. Learners look at quotes, determine what method of characterization is demonstrated in each quote, and describe what the quote shows about the character.
6th - 9th Language Arts 16 Views 27 Downloads
Introduction To Literary Analysis
Explore the fascinating ways in which authors use specific literary devices to create interesting and realistic texts. Using non-fiction articles with the subject of rogue waves, an excerpt from The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger, and a film clip from the movie The Perfect Storm, learners will analyze plot, setting, characterization, and mood.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 114 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Lesson Before Dying: Figurative Language
Visualize the rich imagery from Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying with a discussion about setting. Kids reflect on the setting and its impact on the story before writing about various events and characterization. For homework, they read the next few chapters of the book and consider Grant's actions during the Christmas program.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Characterization of Mice and Men
Using a SMART board presentation (provided), your class discusses the characterization of Lenny, George, Curley, Curley's wife, and the farmhands in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. The presentation includes a list of traits for learners to drag to certain characters, as well as pictures that represent each character.
9th - 10th Language Arts 15 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Direct and Indirect Characterization: A Tale of Two Cities --Mr. Lorry
“Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waistcoat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.” Dickens’ diction and syntax can cause readers, even those familiar with 19th Century prose, to stumble.
9th Language Arts 20 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Characterization and Nonfiction: Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?"
What does a speech reveal about the speaker? Pupils explore this question and more as they conduct a close reading of Sojourner Truth's speech. Class members activate a series of skills related to the Common Core as they analyze the text, including citing textual evidence, writing analytical commentary, using research skills, and executing a questioning strategy.
7th - 9th Language Arts 187 Views 145 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Direct and Indirect Characterization
How does an author develop his or her characters? Using the short story "On the Bridge" by Todd Strasser, readers study character development by looking for examples of both direct and indirect characterization. They plot these points on the graphic organizer provided, and learn how direct and indirect characterization are linked.
9th - 10th Language Arts 33 Views 53 Downloads
Protagonists, antagonists, stereotypes, and foils. Introduce your scriptwriters to major, minor, round, and flat characters, and how to create them. Rich in examples and activities, the packet includes the directions for an exercise entitled “The Six-Fold Path to Great Characters,” as well as worksheet templates.
8th - 12th Language Arts 37 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review 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 about whether Odysseus meets any of the criteria for being a Greek hero.
9th - 10th Language Arts 14 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Seventh graders use literary terms while discussing literature with their peers. They explore literature on a deeper level. Students formulate their opinions regarding response to literature, as this lesson helps students practice discussing their thoughts about literature.
7th Language Arts 9 Views 33 Downloads
The Outsiders Essay Question Options
Extend your study of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton with an essay. Pupils can choose one of the three prompts provided on this page and write about either characterization, conflict, or theme. Each prompt includes a brief definition of the literary term and a few specific requirements.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
After reading and watching the film version of the play 12 Angry Men, the class analyzes one of the 12 jurors in the play. Each pair will create a PowerPoint highlighting the character's personality and traits. Next, each group will present their character slide show to the class.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 51 Downloads
Standards Focus: Characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird
In this To Kill a Mockingbird characterization worksheet, students compete a characterization chart on several characters from the novel. The chart is detailed and includes both direct and indirect characterization categories.
11th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 57 Downloads
Assessing Character and Characterization
Students develop original characters as protagonists and antagonists. In this characterization lesson, students write brief character sketches for their original characters. Students also assess each others characters by exchanging character sketches using the unit-to-unit cables provided.
6th - 12th Language Arts 44 Views 258 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
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 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable