When reading literature, it is essential for students to investigate characterization
. When they begin to understand the author’s process for developing characters, they are able to visualize characters and dive deeper into the text. This engaging 3-day Characterization Mini-Unit
is designed to help students understand how authors create characters and how students can use clues from the text to better comprehend a character within the context of the story.
This characterization mini-unit provides numerous opportunities to develop the skill of understanding characters. Each lesson starts with a fun and engaging activity – Character Sketch, Character Snapshots, and a Character Improvisation game. Then, students learn about characterization through whole group instruction, small group work, partnerships, and independent practice.
In this mini-unit, students will develop a deep understanding of literary devices, characterization, methods of characterization (5), types of characterization (direct and indirect), and how to identify characterization in a passage. Students will complete guided notes, reading comprehension passages, graphic organizers and character analysis with mini-passages. This is a fun unit for students and teachers!
This detailed CHARACTERIZATION mini-unit includes:
• 3 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
• Character Sketch Brainstorm
• Character Sketch Writing Activity
• Character Snapshots
• Character Descriptions
• Need a Ride? Improvisational Game Directions
• Need a Ride? Character Traits
• Characterization and Literary Devices Guided Notes
• 3 Short Passages with Reading Comprehension Questions
• Types of Characterization Guided Notes
• 8 Direct and Indirect Characterization Task Cards
• 2 Long Reading Passages with Questions
• All keys for student work and instruction
This unit is also a part of a Literary Devices Bundle.
The bundle is filled with 6 fun mini-units to teach literary devices! You can check it out HERE.
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