Character Analysis Teacher Resources
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Analyze Character Development by Paying Attention to Word Choice
"Monkey's Paw," W.W. Jacob's horror story, is used to model for viewers how to use a writer's diction to analyze characters. Words describing the characters' actions, comments, and appearance are highlighted. After re-examining the...
8 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Rural Life During the Great Depression: A Year Down Yonder
“Anyone who thinks small towns are friendlier than big cities lives in a big city.” Mary Alice, the fifteen-year-old narrator of A Year Down Yonder, is forced to leave Chicago and spend a year with her Grandma Dowdel in a small rural...
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Develop Ideas About a Character by Analyzing What He Does, Says and Thinks
Do actions really speak louder than words? This video demonstrates that when analyzing characters in literature, one should utilize as many different aspects of a character as possible! Have your students pick out examples of from the...
4 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
Character's Motive: Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy
Sixth graders explore language arts by completing a reading comprehension worksheet. In this character study lesson, 6th graders read a crime story and investigate which character they belive committed the crime. Students complete a...
6th CCSS: Designed
Sorting Characters in More Than One Way
Introduce your class to characterization. Familiar story characters are sorted into "good" and "bad" categories based on the characters' personalites and actions in the story. The class discusses and describes characters they have read...
2nd - 4th CCSS: Designed