Reflection: Trust and Respect I Remember Mike! How to Create a Memorable Character - Section 3: Character 4-1-1 -- getting the basic outline of an original character designed


The students got tremendous pleasure out of creating their own characters.  They often want to know what are the restrictions, and I tend to take a fairly loose hand with this, allowing them to  create a character  who is a loner, etc., just as long as there are both virtues [I needed to define this word] and flaws involved.  I also expect them to have empathy for the character, and thus am sort of ruling out, de facto, an anti-hero.  

By creating meaning together that is both deeply personal and highly crafted the narrative writing unit presents a powerful turning point in the culture of the classroom.  It's a great experience for the students. 

  Creating Meaning
  Trust and Respect: Creating Meaning
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I Remember Mike! How to Create a Memorable Character

Unit 3: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Lesson 2 of 10

Objective: SWBAT explain how an interesting character generates powerful narrative by discussing an audio text of a memoir and writing their own narrative sketches.

Big Idea: Creating characters in this lesson is a bit of magic!

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English / Language Arts, Writing, character action, Writing Process, narration, character cameo, simon lord lovat, image elicitation, lynda barry, I remember mike
  65 minutes
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