Characterization Activities for Any Novel or Short Story

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Teaching characterization with a novel or short story? These characterization activities will engage students, and provide ample opportunities for character analysis.

Included are 16 activities for characterization:
1. What apps would my character have?
2. They said what?! - direct characterization
3. This probably means... - indirect characterization
4. Types of characters - stock, static, dynamic, flat, round - blank
5. Types of characters - stock, static, dynamic, flat, round - with definitions
6. Types of characters: flat vs. round
7. Types of characters: static vs. dynamic
8. When my character was younger...
9. What clothes belong on my character? - indirect characterization
10. Drawing conclusions from direct and indirect characterization
11. My character has changed!
12. Narrating - what the narrator says
13. Interaction - breaking down how two characters interact
14. Reaction - how characters react to events
15. In the end... - how a character changed throughout the story
16. Using binoculars - narrator’s point of view
17. Objectively - writing an objective summary of a character’s actions
18. How does the story’s setting affect the character?
19. What is a protagonist?
20. What is an antagonist?

You can see an image of most of these in the thumbnails, and the preview has a selection as well.

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Characterization Activities for Any Novel or Short Story
Characterization Activities for Any Novel or Short Story
Characterization Activities for Any Novel or Short Story