The “Character Transformation Chart” activity can help your students experience literature on two levels. At an academic level, it helps students explore a story’s narrative elements: characterization, motivation, conflict and plot. At a deeper level, it can help students find relevance and personal meaning in a story. Charting a character’s challenges and how he or she responds to those challenges can awaken your students to new possibilities for understanding, action and being in their own lives. The download includes complete instructions, diagrams, samples and student worksheets.