This handout will help teachers assess whether students understand the difference between direct and indirect characterization. This will also help with assessing student's ability to cite text evidence.
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Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.