This activity is a fun one that should be a follow up after students have learned about characterization. It is not meant to teach this concept but add to students’ understanding of it in a modern way by using Instagrams. Even though this seems easy, it can go to the essence of the character which is higher thinking.
There is a review page on characterization that you may or may not give to your students depending on their skill level. It also has information about what is an Instagram with an example of one. Younger students may not know exactly what is an Instagram.
Students love to do this activity and there are many ways you can use it such as prewriting for an essay!