A basic explanation of character development, brief worksheet asking students to explain how the character and the reader's understanding of the character develop throughout a story, and a two-page worksheet prompting the student to analyze the development of a character in a story they are reading. This allows for two short lessons. Set aside ten minutes for the first lesson. Have students read the short text, together or in a group, and answer the two brief comprehension questions. Hand out the second, two-page worksheet before reading a story, either together or each student reading their own individually. Students respond to questions about the development of their own knowledge of the character (including before reading) and the character's own development. Depending on the class and story, the second lesson may take twenty to forty minutes.