Characterization Teacher Resources
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Sketching a Portrait--Characterization
6th - 9th
John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is known for rich character development. Expose your class to indirect characterization and all that it involves with this activity. Learners look at quotes, determine what method of characterization is...
Character in Place: Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” for the Common Core
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How do writers use the interaction between elements like characterization and setting to create meaning? Readers of "A Worn Path" create a series of comic book-style graphics of Eudora Welty's short story and reflect on how Welty uses...
Interpreting the Story: Characterization and Plot
9th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Imagine being trapped in a junkyard on Halloween by a drunken gunman! The main characters in Robert Jennings’ short story “Junkyard Jaunt,” have very different responses to this dilemma and readers will enjoy examining the personalities...
Standards Focus: Characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird
11th - 12th
In this To Kill a Mockingbird characterization worksheet, young scholars compete a characterization chart on several characters from the novel. The chart is detailed and includes both direct and indirect characterization categories.