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Characterization in Literature
Young scholars discover characterization techniques and methods. For this characterization lesson, students choose favorite fiction characters and discuss what makes a character come alive. Young scholars then describe a family member or a friend and create a character to use in a brief script.
9th - 12th Language Arts 37 Views 68 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 61 Views 126 Downloads
Standards Focus: Characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird
In this To Kill a Mockingbird characterization worksheet, young scholars 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 8 Views 56 Downloads
Assessing Character and Characterization
Students develop original characters as protagonists and antagonists. In this characterization activity, 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 39 Views 254 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 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students 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 27 Views 130 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 11 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 13 Views 24 Downloads
In this characterization graphic organizer learning exercise, students provide examples of the speech, appearance, private thoughts, and actions of a character from a novel. Students also note how other characters react to the character.
6th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 195 Downloads
In this characterization analysis instructional activity, students complete the chart for a character. Students write about the character's speech, appearance, private thoughts, other character's feelings about them, and character's actions.
5th - 7th Language Arts 12 Views 118 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 6 Views 93 Downloads
Students examine the methods of effective characterization. In this writing skills lesson, students discuss how emotions, dialogue, actions, and physical descriptions build believable characters. Students then use the methods of characterization in their own writing.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 41 Downloads
"Exploring Shakespeare" An Introduction of Character and "Hamlet"
Learners 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