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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Character Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Study character development with a lesson from Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. After listening to the audio guide from earlier in the unit, kids track Janie's development and changes throughout the novel, noting how...
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My Ántonia: Character Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do the main characters of Willa Cather's My Ántonia develop and change throughout the course of the novel? Explore Jim Burden, Ántonia Shimerda, and Lena Lingard toward the end of the novel, comparing their goals and expectations in...
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Character Builder

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Characters in a story are more than a name to remember. Use a character builder worksheet to write out a character's appearance, background, personality, attributes, and story relevance, including whether they are a main or minor...
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Character Grid

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
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....
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Character Sketch

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Zoom in on a single character's traits and actions. There is space here to write down details about the character's appearance, words, actions, and interactions. Pupils also note down the main impression they have about the character.
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Character Connections

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Making connections with characters in literature is a great way to engage young children in reading. This task is made much easier with this Venn diagram template that asks young learners to compare and contrast themselves with a...
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CREATING A CHARACTER TRAIT MOBILE FROM THE OPERA THE LITTLE PRINCE

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a mobile that includes each of the six planets. They list the character traits of each of the characters from the six planets visited by the Prince. They present their project to the class and teacher.
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Character Traits: Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Lensey Namioka’s Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear provides an opportunity for young readers to observe how writers bring their characters to life. Each class member selects a character to trace through the novel, recording...
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Exploring Character Traits and Actions

For Teachers 6th
Exploring character traits is a fascinating process. First, read Song of the Trees, by Mildred Taylor, and then utilize technology to determine the character traits of the main characters from the story. The Microsoft Word files needed...
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A Lesson Before Dying: Character Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What characteristics would your class attribute to a hero? Have them explore heroic acts and character development with a lesson plan from Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying. After discussing a handout, readers decide if small acts...
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Character Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Whether you are working on a brief story, or sending your class off to compose novels, this resource will be a useful tool for building characters. Writers map out their character by describing looks, characteristics, personality, inner...
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Got Character?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create an advertisement promoting good behavior. This character-development lesson plan from Boys Town High School involves students studying the history of the Got Milk?advertising campaign. After a discussion of marketing...
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What a Character!

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
How do you know what traits a character displays in a story? Learners select a character and find list three traits for this character, explaining why they chose each trait. They then put this information together into a paragraph or essay.
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What a Character!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Guide your readers to explore character traits. As a class, discuss and record the traits of a commonly-known fairy tale character. Then do the same with the main character in the class novel. Finally, have learners use magazines and...
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Character Bust: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Whether it is a protagonist, antagonist, hero or heroine, characters are a must in any story. Learners analyze a character from a narrative they are reading, then use that character as inspiration. They create a ceramic bust depicting...
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Writing a Character Sketch

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Combining descriptive and expository writing skills, middle schoolers create a character sketch about someone they know well. They use a graphic organizer to help them discuss a model character sketch and organize/write one of their own....
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Stir Up a Character Analysis Recipe

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
What ingredients make up a character? A cup of honesty, a dash of humor, a pinch of cynicism? Based on real cookbooks they review in class, learners at any grade level three and up write recipes to describe characters familiar to your...
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Character in a Bag

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Develop a mystery character using clues from a bag. This engaging activity will help learners understand character traits. They develop a list of the items from the bag, discuss and develop the character with a partner, and create a...
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Be a Mythological Character!

For Teachers 9th
Spark your learners' imaginations while discussing mythological characters. Using any story with mythology, assign a character to each student. Every individual reviews character traits and personalities in order to "be" that character,...
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Character Development Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Writing: Character Descriptions

For Students 3rd - 5th
Study character description with this worksheet. First, read a passage about two characters in "How Chipmunk Got His Stripes." Then, readers underline the words in the passage that describes each character. They then fill in a web about...
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A Wizard of Earthsea: Character Development

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Ged, the main character in A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin, goes though many changes over the course of the novel. Ask your class to look at his development through the first eight chapters. Pupils discuss Ged's relationship...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Sketching a Portrait--Character Traits

For Students 6th - 9th
Use this handout to focus on the character traits of George and Lennie in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Readers are given a set of specific traits to search for in the first chapter. They are required to list two textual examples of...
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Horse Character: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...