Who doesn't love to create artwork in class? Add a splash of color to your classroom by having students create character body biographies. This assignment includes detailed instructions of descriptions that must match the character's heart, spine, hands, thought bubble and speech bubble. This is a great way to quickly and creatively reinforce what students have read and make them think about characterization.
This is suitable for any grade level and includes a quick grading rubric.
Suggested novels for this activity include: Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies, Romeo and Juliet, Life of Pi, Song of Solomon, poetry, The Crucible, Of Mice and Men, etc.