I use the acronym STEAL to teach characterization, and this graphic organizer pairs perfectly as a character log to practice the skill of inferring and characterization in a class novel, youtube video, or other method of practice.
Students investigate a text for examples of these 5 ways authors indirectly reveal the traits of their characters: Speech, Thoughts, Effect on others (Interactions), Actions, and Looks. This way, they are learning that characters develop in many different ways throughout an entire story. The STEAL method shows students the kinds of clues an author leaves throughout a story to develop a character.
This character log can be used to track multiple characters in a story, as well! I have also created a more specific log for the characters from the book Wonder, by R.J. Palacio (see my other product listing).
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