So much time is spent studying and analyzing the round and dynamic characters in literature, while hardly any attention is paid to the flat characters that also contribute, sometimes vitally, to the story.
Allow students to explore the purpose, relevancy, and validity of the often overlooked and underappreciated FLAT character!
This activity is designed to start with independent preparation, build through peer collaboration, and culminate in a whole class debate!
-SUGGESTED LESSON PLAN: 2-3 Days
-TWO STUDENT HANDOUTS with GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
-TEACHER TOOL: DEBATE SCORE CARD
In order to successfully participate in this activity, students need to have a working knowledge of the character types: round, flat, static, and dynamic. Furthermore, I would recommend that they understand characterization and have the ability to identify examples of characterization within a text.
For more information on these concepts – check out these handouts!
*Introduction to S.T.E.A.L. - A Characterization Graphic Organizer – CCSS Aligned (FREE!)
* Character Analysis Graphic Organizer – CCSS Aligned
*Basic Literary Elements Glossary – CCSS Aligned (FREE!)
Interested in providing feedback to students that includes concise, specific commentary? Check out S.T.A.R. Gradebook Comments Organized by Category and Student Progress
! Perfect for grade reports and student records!