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From Sherlock Holmes to Mary Poppins, some characters stay with readers far beyond the final page. These 12 activities will help your students to master the techniques required to create memorable and complex characters. Your students will learn to -
• Bring characters to life using key details that contribute to their experience and journey.
• Create a storytelling style that fits their unique characters.
• Keep their character’s journey at the heart of their narrative.
• Avoid the mistakes that turn readers off.
Understanding the author’s craft
Composition: generating ideas, planning and drafting
Composition: shaping and constructing language for expression and effect
Speaking and Listening
Developing active listening skills and strategies
Group discussion and interaction: Developing and adapting discussion skills and strategies
Range of activities
Visual character prompts
Examples of characterisation
Online resource links
Please contact Claire Vorster for free resources, or with other questions. Many thank