Students will have fun learning about methods of characterization with popular media that appeals to their age group and eye-catching lesson materials, including an animated PPT lesson and illustrated worksheets.
Students will analyze Dracula’s characterization in depth during this lesson on characterization covering character traits, direct vs indirect characterization, using the S.T.E.A.L. acronym to remember the techniques of indirect characterization, analyzing character motivation, use of backstory, round vs flat characters, static vs dynamic characters, and character foils. Students will practice making inferences and gain an understanding of how a story can function as an extended metaphor by considering the theme of the story and its allegorical meaning.
- Anticipation Guide
- Key Vocabulary with definitions and examples from the film
- Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
- Fill-in-the-blanks handout to help students collect information about the movie’s plot
- Plot Diagram Graphic Organizer
- Animated PPT lesson on characterization
- Fill-in-the-blanks handout to help students take study notes during the PPT lesson
- Characterization Worksheets
- Character Design Project
24 printable sheets + 69 PowerPoint slides
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