This activity helps students with:
digital literacy, characterizations, symbols, inference, and general plot comprehension.
It can be used with any text, but this worksheet was made for use with Arthur Miller, "The Crucible."
While it can be used at any point, it is best used when students have read most of the play, so that they have seen most of the character develop.
They create a buzzfeed like quiz where everyone can look into what character they are most like.
e.g. What's your favorite color?
Brown, Blue, Red, White
Then, they explain why each answer fits each character
e.g. Throughout the play Rebecca Nurse refuses to cave in to peer pressure or mob mentality and remains pure and true to herself. For that reason, we made her white.
If this is done as an in class activity, it can easily take over an hour, but at minimum 30 minutes should be spent in class (the rest being assigned as homework)
To make this harder for more advanced students, make them use specific quotes where they showed the character supporting their answer. You can also prohibit "smarter" students from taking the more well known characters (e.g. They wouldn't do John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, or Abigail Williams. They would do Reverend Hale, Martha Corey, etc.)