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Shakespeare Character Analysis Worksheet
Engage your class in character analysis of any Shakespeare character with this activity. Class members pretend that they are reporters and imagine responses that their chosen character would supply for 14 pre-determined questions. While...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Biopoem Strategy as Part of a Character Analysis for Of Mice and Men
Readers of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men will learn much “more than what (is) said to them” as they use the biopoem format and craft a poem about one of the major characters in Steinbeck’s tragic story of Geroge Milton and Lennie...
8th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Wizard of Earthsea: Character Development
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Character Analysis - "Edna's Ruthie" from The House on Mango Street
The residents of Mango Street come alive because of the language Sandra Cisneros uses. Readers examine this language, particularly appositives, to see how how Cisneros builds the character of Edna's Ruthie.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing a Character Sketch
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....
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Stir Up a Character Analysis Recipe
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...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
The Apprentices Masterpiece: Novel Analysis
Middle and high schoolers analyze The Apprentice's Masterpiece. Various proven pre, during, and post-teaching strategies are utilized to connect medieval history to our modern-day understanding of the persecution of minorities. Character...
7th - 12th English Language Arts