Teaching characterization with a novel or short story? These characterization activities will engage students, and provide ample opportunities for character analysis.
Included are 16 activities for characterization: 1. What apps would my character have? 2. They said what?! - direct characterization 3. This probably means... - indirect characterization 4. Types of characters - stock, static, dynamic, flat, round - blank 5. Types of characters - stock, static, dynamic, flat, round - with definitions 6. Types of characters: flat vs. round 7. Types of characters: static vs. dynamic 8. When my character was younger... 9. What clothes belong on my character? - indirect characterization 10. Drawing conclusions from direct and indirect characterization 11. My character has changed! 12. Narrating - what the narrator says 13. Interaction - breaking down how two characters interact 14. Reaction - how characters react to events 15. In the end... - how a character changed throughout the story 16. Using binoculars - narrator’s point of view 17. Objectively - writing an objective summary of a character’s actions 18. How does the story’s setting affect the character? 19. What is a protagonist? 20. What is an antagonist?
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