Reflection: Flexibility Analyzing Character Development - Section 2: Character Mapping


I really thought my students would know about characterization. In fact, I'm sure they studied it in previous years. After all, teachers are always talking about characters in novels; characters MAKE the story. My guess is that while students have analyzed character development in the past, they didn't realize that is what they were doing--they didn't have the proper terms. This is a good reminder for me as to why it is important to share the standards with students; they need to know what skills they are learning.

Fortunately, I had a back-up plan, a different way into the information. My PowerPoint was from another lesson, but it had the information I needed. It's always good to have the basics (such as story elements) handy.

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Analyzing Character Development

Unit 3: Text Structure and Language Use in Literature
Lesson 5 of 15

Objective: SWBAT analyze direct and indirect characterization by charting character description and action across chapters.

Big Idea: Who are these people? Digging into character development.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Literary Response and Analysis, characterization, character development, direct characterization, indirect characterization
  45 minutes
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