Need a new idea for character analysis from a novel, short story, movie, play or even a historical figure? Try using a character cell phone to provoke some critical thinking! Students can demonstrate their knowledge of their character in a creative way.
What is included:
Three phones: One showing Apps/ One showing a text conversation/ One showing their contacts
Each handout includes instructions, and a space to write their explanation
Students must choose what apps they would use which demonstrates knowledge of the characters role, interests, or situation in the story. (Would Romeo have an apothecary app? Would Sleeping Beauty have a spinning wheel finder?) They must show a conversation between another character to show their relationships and personality. (Would Lady Macbeth have a text fight with Macbeth and call him a coward?) Finally they must show who the character would have in their contacts. (Does The Old Man and the Sea's Santiago only have "the Boy"? If so why?) There are many options to make this assignment interesting and entertaining.