Character Analysis Writing Exercise With Rubric | Printable | Easel

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Charlene Tess
Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
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  1. The analysis of literature is a higher-order thinking skill that all students will be called upon to master from middle school through college in language arts classes. After reading a short story, novel, poem, or play, students will benefit from learning how to write about what they liked or dislik
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Here's an accurate and easy way to teach students to write a character analysis paper and a rubric to provide a simple way to evaluate those papers and assign a fair grade. Learning to analyze characters in literature is a life skill that will improve the reading and viewing experience of both students and adults throughout their lives.

Included are:

  • instructions for the teacher
  • instructions for the students
  • a rubric to grade the papers
  • a sample character analysis.


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This lesson is aligned with: CCSS.ELA - Literacy.CCRA.L.1 and CCSS.ELA - Literacy.CCRA.L.2


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4 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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