Teaching Cambridge English Language AS Level? Trying to figure out how to get students to think about characters in a different way? This activity readies them to write for Paper 2, the narrative portion of the exam.
Teach them about stock characters! This lesson is a lot of fun because it engages them in talking about the movies and books they have loved since childhood and allows them to understand that it's because they can relate to the characters in these tales!
Pair this lesson with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and it becomes a multi-day project with literature and creativity and writing bundled into one.
Also perfect for any teacher of Creative Writing classes.
In order to execute this project correctly, you will need magazines that can be cut up, glue sticks, construction paper and an open mind.
Students of ALL levels love to get creative. You're never too old to make a magazine collage.
A powerpoint with examples of stock character types is included as well as a sample product. Students do well when presented with an example of what they are expected to present.