Characterization Practice Sheets - 3 Handouts on Direct & Indirect Methods

Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
6 pages


These three handouts allow students to practice identifying character traits and categorizing the type of characterization: direct characterization or indirection characterization through speech, thoughts and feelings, effects on other characters, actions, or looks. Each handout lists the different methods of characterization, and provides an example and seven additional practice scenarios. These handouts could be used for homework, in-class independent practice, or small group remediation.

*3 handouts
*Usage guide
*Digital usage guide for Google Classroom and other online learning management systems
*Answer key
*List of Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

*Please Note: This resource is a secure PDF and is not editable.

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.


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