Start with a lesson plan on Characterization that gives students specific examples. This lesson plan will help you show students what characterization looks like and how to use the STEAL acronym to find good examples while they read.
The reading response pages ask students grade-level specific questions about their reading. The questions require students to take notice of characters, the setting, how these elements interact, theme and keep track of unknown words. These handouts can be used to scaffold these concepts or differentiate reading skills.