In this lesson, students make an interactive lapbook about characterization techniques. They will use this lapbook to record important moments of characterization from Dex: The Heart of a Hero and Chrysanthemum. Students will also be guided through the structure of an analytical paragraph, and a section of the lapbook will be devoted to this information. As such, this lapbook can be used throughout the year as students attempt various character analysis assignments.
We place the final copies of the two assigned papers in the center of the lapbook, so the materials remain together for student review, meetings with parents, or for administrators to view during observations. We find the lapbooks to be invaluable in teaching the 6 + 1 Writing Traits and the Common Core standards; we hope you agree!