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Characterization in Literature
Learners discover characterization techniques and methods. In this characterization lesson, students choose favorite fiction characters and discuss what makes a character come alive. Learners then describe a family member or a friend and create a character to use in a brief script.
9th - 12th Language Arts 29 Views 61 Downloads
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 51 Views 117 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 7 Views 55 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 30 Views 250 Downloads
Young scholars use excerpts from the book, "Pappa's Parrot," in order to discuss the direct and indirect characterization of the characters they are reading about. In this characterization lesson plan, students choose examples of each type of characterization that are embedded in the plan.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 25 Views 128 Downloads
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Students complete characterization activities for the Mark Twain novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this characterization lesson, students analyze the characters of Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Becky Thatcher to complete character sketches.
7th - 9th Language Arts 9 Views 44 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 11 Views 22 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
In this characterization worksheet, students complete the bubble chart for a character they have read about in a book. Students write the name of the character in the center, use one bubble for what the character says about him or herself, and the remaining bubbles for what other characters say about the main character.
5th - 7th Language Arts 4 Views 92 Downloads
Learners examine the methods of effective characterization. In this writing skills activity, students discuss how emotions, dialogue, actions, and physical descriptions build believable characters. Learners then use the methods of characterization in their own writing.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 40 Downloads
"Exploring Shakespeare" An Introduction of Character and "Hamlet"
Students examine the literary terms "round character" and "characterization" through the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. They view and discuss examples of clip art, video, and comic strips, and describe the character traits. Students then watch the video "Exploring Shakespeare" and describe character changes in a series of comic strips.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 39 Downloads
Circle of Gold: Guided Reading
Learners participate in 8 guided reading sessions in which they read the novel, Circle of Gold, by Candy Dawson Boyd. They focus on and discuss characterization, synthesis, analysis, and predicting. They complete journal entries and worksheets.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 38 Downloads