Students can use this graphic organizer to pull out examples of characterization from short stories and/or novels. The organizer is broken into two sections: direct and indirect. Students are instructed to locate five examples of direct characterization, provide the quote from the work, and the page number. Likewise, students are instructed to locate five examples of indirect characterization through the use of STEAL (speech, thoughts, effect on other characters, actions, and looks) with the quote and page number.
This organizer would be a great brainstorming instrument before writing an analytical paragraph regarding characterization in a work.
(Answer key not available as it is a generic organizer for any literary work.)