Use John Steinbeck's classic "Of Mice and Men" to teach direct and indirect characterization in an engaging way. This lesson and activity bundle was designed for middle (advanced) and high school students. This lesson uses the "STEAL" acronym to help students remember the five unique methods of indirect characterization.
Students will discover the strategies authors use to develop characters within literature. This bundle will successfully move to students to a point where they can begin analyzing how complex characters are developed and, in turn, used to develop other literary elements found in literature!
CCSS Aligned: RL 8-12.3
1 CCSS Aligned PowerPoint Presentation - 17 slides: concepts, examples, checks for understanding and mastery task
1 Characterization Instagram Activity - 6 pages: printable, can be paired with ANY story, CCSS aligned, thorough student example
1 Evidence-based Characterization Activity that can be used as a group activity, independent practice or a formative assessment, printable
Check out a different version of this characterization lesson and activity bundle that can be used to teach the concepts with any book or novel!
Direct and Indirect Characterization Bundle: Lesson, Activities, PowerPoint