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Three Ways Authors Reveal Characters

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Short Story analysis is an important Language Arts skill.

One of ways for students to get the most out of the short stories and novels they read is to make them aware of the techniques that writers use.

Authors reveal the physical descriptions and the personality traits of the characters they create by using either direct or indirect characterization.

In this four page lesson, Charlene Tess explains the three ways that authors reveal characters and gives examples of each of them. Then, students will practice reading passages and deciding which of the three ways the authors used, and will practice writing short original passages to illustrate each of the techniques.

After doing this exercise, students will be aware of this important writing technique, and in the future, the students should be able to point out the method used by the authors in stories and novels that they read.

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On  March 14, 2014Ann Marie Smith (TpT Seller) said:
Charlene, I've been on maternity leave and having this when I return next week will hit the spot and save me boocoodles of time...exactly what I need for my students- something creative to use with them when I return. Coincidentally, this is exactly the kind of material I've got to cover more w/ my students. Thank you for sharing it.
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On  March 14, 2014Wise Owl Factory (TpT Seller) said:
Love this! I have also seen your books on Amazon, and think it is cool to know you are an author who practices what you preach! Thanks!
On  March 14, 2014Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks so much for the comment and the rating. I appreciate it.
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On  March 14, 2014,  Buyer said:
Thank you!
On  March 14, 2014Charlene Tess answered:
I appreciate the comment and the rating.
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On  March 14, 2014Artistic Educational Tools (TpT Seller) said:
This material is easy to understand, and has so many possible uses. It can be used by itself or along other writings. It is appropriate for review at an upper level, or as an introduction to the concepts in the elementary grades. Thanks. I think your writing tips are helping me improve my own writing.
On  March 14, 2014Charlene Tess answered:
How nice of you to say that! Thanks so much for the rating and for the comment.
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On  March 19, 2013,  Buyer said:
It was good, but too brief.
On  April 4, 2013Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks for your comment. I appreciate the opportunity to improve my product. Watch for an update soon.
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On  October 18, 2012Katie Elam (TpT Seller) said:
Used it right away! Easy and quick!
On  October 27, 2012Charlene Tess answered:
I am so happy you find it useful. All the best!
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On  January 29, 2012,  Mildred B. said:
Great resource for teaching characteization.
On  February 1, 2012Charlene Tess answered:
Thanks, Mildred.
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