Characterization Teacher Resources
Find Characterization educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 4,009 resources
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 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 76 Views 134 Downloads
Characters are built with more than just what the author directly says about a character (ex: she is smart). Help your pupils focus on several elements of characterization with a graphic organizer that has space for two characters. Individuals take notes on the character's thoughts and dialogue, the description of physical appearance, the character's actions, and what other characters say about the character in question.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 27 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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
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 23 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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
Characterization in Literature
Students discover characterization techniques and methods. In this characterization lesson, 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 47 Views 72 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 5 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 39 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mid-Unit Assessment and Discussing Themes in Esperanza Rising: (Chapter 9: "Las Ciruelas/PLums")
Give this skills-based assessment halfway through your unit on Esperanza Rising. After a brief review, class members take the test, which asks them to show that they know how to analyze the novel independently. They are asked to summarize, discuss the importance of the title, demonstrate knowledge of characterization, make inferences, and determine the meaning of words and phrases using context clues.
5th - 7th Language Arts 41 Views 90 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Outsiders Study Guide
Provide this packet for your pupils as they pour over The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The study guide includes graphic organziers and comprehension as well as higher-level questions. Class members briefly summarize each chapter, compare and analyze the numerous characters, and respond to questions for each chapter.
6th - 8th Language Arts 31 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 instructional activity helps students practice discussing their thoughts about literature.
7th Language Arts 12 Views 34 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 10 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
“The Story of an Hour”: Extension Activities
Enhance and extend instruction of "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin with one or all of these ideas. You might want to cover characterization and summary, or improve understanding of context clues and irony. You can cover any combination of those topics and skills with the activities, presentations, worksheets, and other additional materials included here.
7th - 9th Language Arts 68 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Book Trailer Projects From Classroom to Community
Invite your pupils to express their understanding of a novel through a collaborative video project. Groups choose a novel from those you have studied in class, select four scenes, storyboard the scenes, film the scenes, edit the film, and present the final product to the class.
7th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a 46-slide presentation whose focus is on ways to describe characters in stories, how to create story characters, and how to show a character's personality in a student-created story. The colorful and engaging slides give lots and lots of great ideas for characterization.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 15 Views 56 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 12 Views 104 Downloads