Here we have a brand new 9-slide MS 2013 PowerPoint presentation which can double as printable step-by-step instructions for students to define AND analyze characterization, including indirect vs. direct and flat vs. round/static vs. dynamic characters. This is helpful in meeting the Common Core standards surrounding character development in literature, and may be used with any story.
Examples are included here with images/graphics as well as an invitation for each character type (eg. round/flat) and form of characterization so that students can generate ideas from books/stories they've read and movies/shows they've seen to analyze (critically think!) which characters they already know fit which type and how characters are developed. You could certainly edit the PPT wherever you wish in order to meet the needs of current reading material for your students (eg. short stories, novels, plays, etc.). With these examples -- and extending them to current reading material), you are inviting students out of their comfort zone into the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (application/analysis and evaluation), AND the Common Core Standards of 21st Century Skills (eg. communication; problem-solving; collaboration; critical thinking; media literacy!)
Thank you so much for visiting my store! Enjoy, as this will definitely help clarify the ideas of characterization for your students, at any grade level and with any fictional reading material.