This project allows students to focus on the characters in a novel. It provides definitions for major/minor characters, protagonist/antagonist, and dynamic/static characters. Students analyze the author's use of those characters in the book.
This project also contains an art component where students draw a picture of one character, basing their interpretation on descriptions in the novel. The rubric focuses on both parts of the project.
My students really enjoy this activity. I always emphasize that the drawing portion should not be assessed on artistic ability but on the inclusion of details from the novel.
The documents within the zip file are all pdf format.
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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