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This is a creative assignment I designed to evaluate students' understanding of characters in the novel they choose for independent reading and book reports; however, it can be used with any characters from literature or history...even current "characters" in the news. The directions for the activity are as follows: Imagine that your character exists in our society. Imagine a phone homepage that displays his or her apps. Choose apps from the following options, and then complete the illustration/discussion component for each. (Brief description= 154-259 words).You may be comical, but be sure to accurately represent your character’s traits. You will be evaluated on creativity and evidence of your understanding of the plot and character.--- I provide a blank cell phone where students draw or paste a background. They must then choose options under categories that include: Entertainment (Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube), social connections (Facebook, Instagram, and match.com), shopping on Amazon, legitimate news, and self-indulgence (selfies, bitmoji, ringtones, games). Students are required to discuss why their character would have accessed or posted various items. The kids really love this project and I get awesome results. Thank you for your consideration.