Your students will enjoy watching a Christmas movie classic while you enjoy the fact that they will be participating in A DEEP STUDY OF ONE OF THE CHARACTERS. Your students will choose a character, take notes on LIKEABLE and LESS LIKEABLE TRAITS as well as POSSIBLE PRESSURES exerted on the character. They will also take a look at SETTING to discuss its impact on character development. The final product will be a CHARACTERIZATION ESSAY. Depending on how skilled your students are at essay writing, you may want to utilize sections of the Ppt that walk them through developing an attention-grabbing and clear INTRODUCTION, basic ORGANIZATION of their body paragraphs, and/or an effective CONCLUSION.
Due to copyright laws, I cannot include the classic, stop-animation film, but check online or with your school's media specialist. There are also a couple slides that ask you to import images of the characters. That can easily be done by cutting and pasting from other sources.