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This literature exercise explores the difference between direct and indirect characterization using the short story "Slower than the Rest" by Cynthia Rylant. Students read 17 example sentences and identify each as direct or indirect.
The document includes the student worksheet in a Microsoft Word format and the short story text in a PDF format.
The answer key provides the answers along with the method of characterization used: appearance, speech, actions, thoughts/feelings, what others say.