Direct & Indirect Characterization PDF & Google Drive, Use with ANY work of lit.

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Laura Randazzo
Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
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2-page PDF & Google Drive versions (uneditable)
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This was very helpful in my students' learning and understanding for "Lord of the Flies" characters and "To Kill a Mockingbird."
My 11th graders love anything I use from Laura Randazzo! Her materials are engaging, high-interest, and just rigorous enough! You can't go wrong with Randazzo.


Add some text-based fun to ANY novel, play, or short story with this easy-to-use worksheet where students choose a character and focus on evidence from the text as they examine the technique of direct and indirect characterization.

This 2-page file (both printable PDF and Google Drive versions) includes a blank form and a completed sample to show students, if you wish. The sample is from the first chapter of The Hunger Games, showing how author Suzanne Collins plants direct and indirect characterization elements to help the reader get to know Katniss Everdeen, but you could use this worksheet with ANY book, short story, or play.

Hope you enjoy this characterization activity, which works with sixth graders through high school seniors.

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NOTE: This item is included in my English 9-10 full-year curriculum. If you already own the full-year download, please do not purchase this item here individually. If you’d like to receive this item plus everything else needed to teach 180 days of English 9 or English 10 at a deeply discounted price, click here to learn more about the full-year curriculum download. A slightly modified version of this worksheet is also included in my Most Dangerous Game short story materials.

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2-page PDF & Google Drive versions (uneditable)
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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