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 version but is saved as a PP 1997-2003 format. There is another product that is saved as a PP 2013 format.
I created this for my 7th grade reading, but it can be used for any grade level that teaches characterization.