Characterization Graphic Organizers for Literary Analysis Digital & Print

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  1. These literature graphic organizers for studying literary devices and literary analysis will work with any novel or short story. These literary graphic organizers also work for lit circles. Over 75 graphic organizers to inspire students during and after reading literature are included. Overview of t
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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.

You will receive a PDF for printing as well as links for digital use.

Included are 20 characterization graphic organizers:

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.

These Characterization Graphic Organizers are part of a money-saving bundle! The Literary Devices Graphic Organizers for Any Novel or Short Story has a total of 75 graphic organizers to get students writing and talking about literature.

Looking for more graphic organizers and literary analysis tools for lit circles, novel studies, and short story units?

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Feedback from other teachers about these characterization graphic organizers. . .

The graphic organizers helped my ESL students identify the elements and the skills better than just a regular "worksheet". Thank you.

So many awesome graphic organizers that make character development easy to teach and learn.

Your products are always easy to use and implement. We will be using these later in our short story unit! Thank you!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.


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