FREE - Character Sketch Assignment for High School Novel Study

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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  1. SIX (6) distinct creative character analysis digital activities for any text. Design and write a postcard, or write an exchange of text messages, trace a character's steps, analyze a character's external and internal qualities, create a character sketch. There is no prep! Digital and ready to assign
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  2. Full lessons - NO PREP - with 6 short stories as Google Slides™, Google Docs™, PDF options. Built-in prompts for students to practice inference skills, + paragraph assignment related to each story's big ideas (choice from 2-3 questions). Great opportunity for literacy skills practice, close reading
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This assignment can be used for any grade and any novel study; in fact, I have used it in grades 9-12 with great success. Its adaptability is in its opportunity for students to think creatively and critically while ensuring close reading too.

The assignment asks students to analyze one character from the novel they're studying by creating a physical drawing, providing direct evidence from the novel, and thinking critically about who the character "really" is. Through short but essential written components students demonstrate their understanding of one character.

Rubric included based on three strands of learning: Reading and Literature Studies, Writing, and Media.


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