This character analysis activity is applicable to any novel or short story. It allows students to work both individually and in small groups to asses characters' traits and importance in a story. It also allows for student choice, as students choose the characters they want to analyze. I put students in small discussion groups based on which characters they choose.
After we finish this activity, I ask each group to share their discussion about each character with the class. They enjoy hearing what other students think and feel about the characters. This activity also allows me to see how well the students are understanding the characters and the story.
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All of the items I share on TPT are ones I actually use in my middle school classroom. Most have been revised multiple times based on "test runs" with my students. I work hard to make information accessible to students in a fun and simple way while still challenging students to meet and exceed their abilities. Most of my assignments can be used with all ability levels; differentiation comes in my expectations of what individual students or groups can achieve. Many of my activities can be used with individual students or cooperative groups.
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