In this characterization graphic organizer worksheet, learners 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.
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Vantage Points: Unit 1 Task 3
This activity spans five days and culminates in a role-play where judges consider the arguments of each learners to determine the top five villains or heroes of all time. Learners discuss characterization of heroes and villains, theme,...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Characterization and Theme: "A Start"
Explore with your class how Elizabeth Buhot develops the theme of alienation in the way she depicts the isolation of her characters in “A Start.” The richly detailed plan includes a reading check, discussion questions, vocabulary...
10th - 12th 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
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 English Language Arts
Characterization of Mice and Men
Using a SMART board presentation (provided), your class discusses the characterization of Lenny, George, Curley, Curley's wife, and the farmhands in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. The presentation includes a list of traits for...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed