This chart will help students analyze the characters and their interactions with other characters in any text. The assignment is to completed DURING the active-reading process.
The acronym STEAL allows students to break down the concept of CHARACTERIZATION into smaller ideas:
- S = SPEECH
- T = THOUGHTS/EMOTIONS
- E = EFFECT ON OTHERS
- A = ACTIONS
- L = LOOKS
The chart itemizes each of the above and asks critical questions of students, requiring them to evaluate each component of CHARACTERIZATION.