Writing a character sketch is a great way to assess your students in novel studies. This Powerpoint presentation focuses on the elements of a character sketch. I used it in my classroom along with the novel "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes". This was one of my first assignments of the school year. Since the novel isn't very long ,the week prior to introducing the character sketch, we read it and completed some various activities. Then I created and used this Powerpoint as an introduction to the assignment of the students writing their own character sketch.
You will notice in the presentation that I state the elements, use graphic organizers to help model to the students how to brainstorm and organize their thoughts, and then also provide an example of a character sketch that I wrote based on my graphic organizers. I model how to provide examples from the novel for support.
Even though I used this with "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes", it can be used with virtually any novel. Modeling how to write the character sketch is a great way to ensure that the students will grasp the concept. Enjoy your download!
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