Teaching Characterization

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Understanding types of characters and characterization is a really important element in being able to write authentic narratives, and in being able to effectively comprehend and analyze literary works. This pack will help you guide students through the different types of literary characters, as well as direct and indirect characterization.

CONTENTS:

LESSON PLAN: Understanding Characterization: This is a suggested lesson plan, which makes use of some of the materials in this pack. However, of course you can use the PowerPoint and worksheets in any way you wish! Not all of the worksheets contained are used in this lesson

THINKING ABOUT CHARACTERS: An Informational Handout: This one-page informational handout briefly covers the different types of characters which appear in literature, and the main points about direct and indirect characterization.

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION: Understanding Characterization: This 58-slide PowerPoint works through the different types of literary characters, as well as indirect and direct characterization (with definitions and examples).
*PLEASE NOTE:This PowerPoint Presentation is NOT editable due to font and graphics copyright restrictions.

TYPES OF CHARACTERS: A Worksheet: This worksheet lists the main types of characters found in literary works and students have to list of examples from novels they have read or films they have seen.

ANALYZING CHARACTERIZATION: A Worksheet: This handout contains six extracts from famous fiction, which each describe a character. Students read these, and then fill in a table responding to the descriptions and identifying elements of direct and indirect characterization. Note: No answer key as the questions are opinion-based.

INDIRECT CHARACTERIZATION: A Worksheet: On this worksheet, students are presented with statements which illustrate direct characterization. They read these, and then rewrite them to show indirect characterization. Note: No answer key as this is a creative writing exercise.

CREATING A CHARACTER: A Worksheet: Before writing a story, students need to learn to get to know their own characters deeply. This worksheet helps in the planning process and prompts them to think deeply about their characters.

CHARACTER CHART: A worksheet for use with any literary work: This page contains a table for students to record character details when studying a literary work. There is space to record name, type, description, what others think of them, and key quotes.

***Looking for other engaging resources? See these:
Figurative Language in Famous Fiction TASK CARDS
Persuasive Writing Lesson Plan Pack
GRAMMAR ASSESSMENT: Ready-To-Use Worksheets!

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Teaching Characterization
Teaching Characterization
Teaching Characterization
Teaching Characterization