PRIDE AND PREJUDICE CHARACTERIZATION CELL PHONE ACTIVITY Fun and Creative

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE CHARACTERIZATION CELL PHONE ACTIVITY Fun and Creative
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE CHARACTERIZATION CELL PHONE ACTIVITY Fun and Creative
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE CHARACTERIZATION CELL PHONE ACTIVITY Fun and Creative
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE CHARACTERIZATION CELL PHONE ACTIVITY Fun and Creative
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE CHARACTERIZATION CELL PHONE ACTIVITY Fun and Creative
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE CHARACTERIZATION CELL PHONE ACTIVITY Fun and Creative
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE CHARACTERIZATION CELL PHONE ACTIVITY Fun and Creative
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE CHARACTERIZATION CELL PHONE ACTIVITY Fun and Creative
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Students love their phones! This activity is a fabulous and relevant way to use kids' social media obsession to discover the art of characterization.

This activity is a great way to assess students’ understanding of characterization in Pride and Prejudice.

✺What songs would be on Elizabeth's playlist?

✺What would Mr. Darcy order from Amazon?

✺What would the characters' dating profiles look like?

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= 150-225 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

---Self-indulgence (selfies, bitmoji, ringtones, games).

Students discuss why their character would have accessed or posted various items.

There are many ways to use this activity in your classroom.

Consider offering kids the following choices or choose one for the entire class:

Poster/Collage:

This is a great way for the artists in the class to demonstrate their knowledge of characterization while demonstrating mad art skills.

Provide kids with a poster board that they can section off for each component of the activity. Completed projects can be displayed for a gallery walk.

A variation of this strategy is to offer students old magazines (that pile left over in the library from days gone by) or have students print images from the internet to glue onto poster boards.They also include the written portion next to their graphics.

Hard Copy: Students can create a cover with the phone template and devote a page to each of the components of the activity. I’ve done this often with great success. I then devote some class time to passing them around to appreciate classmates’ work.

Digital Copy: You can push the activity out to students so that they can complete the tasks on the computer or devices in whatever format they or you choose (docs, slides, PowerPoint) and submit digitally. These are easily shared with the class as well.

Collaborative Presentation: I recently had my seniors complete this activity for Othello in collaborative groups. They all contributed to a slide presentation. It was fabulous because for each component they provided links that took the class to music videos, movie clips, newscasts, etc. It was quite engaging and so much fun

The kids really love this project, and I get awesome results.

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