This unit will help students understand what it is like to portray a character in a play. They will get to know their character on a deep level through completing a character analysis and create a visual representation through a character shield
This packet can also be paired with a dramatic performance of a monologue from the character of choice as well
This packet can pair perfectly with any play you so choose to read with students and can also work with Language Arts classes as a book report, or other class project based on a character from a novel the students are reading.
Here is an overview of the work in the packet.
Page 1 PROJECT OVERVIEW AND DIRECTIONS
Page 2: CHARACTER ANALYSIS:
Using a script, students will answer a series of questions about their character of choice. Their answers must be detailed. One sentence per question will not be enough for a passing grade. Students are encouraged to write as much information as they can about their characters on this paper. The more thorough your analysis, the better you will be at understanding your character. Some of the answers can be found in the script while others may have to be inferred based on the knowledge given already.
Page 3-4 CHARACTER SHIELD:
This project is an artistic representation of the character of choice. Students will use their completed character analysis and acquired knowledge about their character to create a shield that will represent them. The character shield worksheet has sections that will be filled in based on the instructions on the back of the paper. Students are encouraged to make these as visually stunning as possible. Students are permitted to cut pictures from a magazine or computer pics and glue them into sections rather than actually draw.