Students usually know what a character is, but do they know how an author develops one? These pages will help them put a magnifying glass onto any character of your/their choice from any text of your/their choosing!
Students will define what characterization means as defined by the teacher. They will then read about and list a few ways that authors develop their characters. Finally, they will choose a character to analyze, record an appropriate/fitting adjective, and find text support in the form of a quote that proves their chosen adjective. Some character development techniques include narration, dialogue, and actions. Beneath the quote, students will explain their citation by adding an explanation and/or story detail. See my facebook page, Reading Response Creations, for a filled-in sample!
Designed for multiple uses, multi-use.
Flexible use options:
-2 pages are included: one is an introductory page; one is a continuance/re-use page
-use with whole class and/or small group
-use with fiction or non-fiction narratives of any length/any reading level
-use to supplement any reading program
-use with short stories for teacher-purchased books and/or on-line resources
-use in a homework packet or as part of a project
-use as a document in independent reading/SSR/DEAR
-use as a job/page in a lit. circle, book club, novel/book/genre study
This page hits MANY skills in one!