Things Fall Apart Character Analysis

Yaddy's Room
Grade Levels
8th - 12th
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  1. This novel bundle focuses on Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and contains 16 companion lessons, activities and/or assessments. Designed for students in 8th to 12th grade, this Things Fall Apart bundle established student accountability with quizzes every 3-4 chapters, a guided character analysis
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Use this packet to help students understand and analyze the main characters of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

Included are:

  • sticky note character trait sheets
  • comparison sheets
  • a look at gender roles through Okonkwo's relationship with Ezinma and Nwoye
  • an analysis of the three generations of family through Unoka, Okonkwo, and Nwoye.

These sheets will help your students see how different characters contribute to a story, and how author's craft a story purposefully.

These activities work amazing for individual work, partner work, or as a group task for a gallery walk and discussion.

Use this packet to bridge character analysis into the larger themes in the novel.


You might also like:

Things Fall Apart Pre Reading Activities and Anticipation Guide

Differentiated Things Fall Apart Philosophical Chairs Bundle

Growing Bundle: Things Fall Apart Multiple Choice Tests


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Total Pages
11 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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