Why Use the Characterization Master Course?
- Character-driven story and indirect characterization is the backbone of the modern story and novel.
- Students learn basics first:
character glossary terms, writing strategies and skills. They end by successfully completing ONE moment-to-moment character scene.
- Unit focuses on:
difference between direct and indirect characterization; the uses of indirect characterization; how to make strong verb choices; cutting adverbs; Writing emotion into a character; OTHER writing improvement activities specific to characterization.
- Transferable skill set
improves many other types of writing, including essay writing.
- Fully scaffolded and complete with
: keys, samples, writing and editing support, rubrics, directions, assessments, standards, 14 day suggested lesson plan, and more. Follow our guidelines or jump around to fit your own needs.
- Perfect foundation unit
for strengthening characterization, before attempting full story writing.
- Many pieces here are MULTI-USE, perfect for other writing projects
- **Do You Want Students to Build on This Skill Set?
If you find students really excel in characterization, you may consider having them analyze a story for characterization in an essay,
using this newfound knowledge. It’s a great way to build on already existing knowledge while developing analytical essay writing skills. Consider:Story Element Analysis: Characterization
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