This PowerPoint contains 14 slides detailing ways author use characterization in their works. Five methods are addressed: 1) appearance; 2) actions; 3) words; 4) private thoughts; 5) other characters' reactions. The presentation was made using PowerPoint 2013, which is compatible with Word 2010. I created another version and saved it as a PP 1998-2003 format. See that version if you don't have the updated version.
I created this for my 7th grade reading, but it can be used for any grade level that teaches characterization.