This assignment requires students to choose a character from a work of literature, analyze that character through close reading of the text and prepare a PowerPoint presentation for the class. This assignment is very flexible because it can be used in conjunction with any novel or play. It is especially useful as a method for assessing supplemental readings completed outside of class. Included are detailed requirements for the character analysis and PowerPoint presentation as well as a grading rubric. This assignment gives students the opportunity to develop their literary analysis, critical thinking, writing and oral communication skills.