Saturday, October 28, 2017

Characterization in literature: Lessons

Understanding characterization is an important element of literary analysis. Students need to develop different types of characters and use characterization concepts in their own writing before they will truly understand characterization. Examining the themes and points of view in others writing usually starts with characterization. Teaching the types and uses of characterization and analysis of literature are critical for reading comprehension. 

Characterization in literature: Characterization is anything the author uses to develop and shape a character's personality i.e thoughts, actions, reactions, dialogue and their physical appearance. The author usually starts by creating a detailed image of the characters for the audience. There are two main types of literary characterization, direct characterization, and indirect characterization.

Direct or explicit characterization: The author literally tells the audience what a character is like. This may be done via the narrator, another character or by the character themselves. Indirect or implicit characterization audience must infer for themselves what the character is like through the character's thoughts, actions, speech (choice of words, way of talking), physical appearance, mannerisms and interaction with other characters, including other characters' reactions to that particular person.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

[PDF]Developing Character through Literature: A Teacher's Resource Book
Character. Through Literature. A 'Teacher's Resource Book. ERIC and the Family ... Vera Frye found and wrote copy for the sections on heroes and lesson ideas.

[PDF]Defining Characterization - ReadWriteThink
Characterization is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a ... Characterization is revealed through direct characterization and indirect ...

[PDF]Character Analysis
literary work more realistic by helping the reader connect to the characters ... potentially effective approach suggested by educator Matt Amaral in his article “Lesson Plan: ... /writcent/documents/essay_kinds_docs/character_analysis_essay.pdf.

[PDF]Literature Lesson/Learning Plan: Character Development
EXAMPLE OF A LITERATURE LESSON PLAN: Character Development. FOCUS Question: How does the writer help you understand a character? Reading ...

[PDF]Lesson Plan Literature Interpretation.pages - CoSpaces
Literature classes tend to be less visually engaging, but with CoSpaces, students can ... portray the relations between the characters and create their own figure ...

[PDF]Lessons From Literature Classroom Manual
Lessons from Literature lesson plans using other literature texts you are already teaching. Lessons .... the choices made by characters in literature, it's important ...

[PDF]Picture Books in the Classroom - Penguin Books
COMMON CORE–BASED LESSON IDEAS FOR GRADES K–3. INSPIRE · ENGAGE ... attention to words and illustrations and to learn to identify characters, setting, and plot. The books in ..... responding-literature-30.html. A jaunty ..... AUTHOR ...

[PDF]The Post-Mortem of a Protagonist - Grant County Schools this lesson, students will create a visual representation of a character in a ... and/or intellect and link textual evidence of those ideas to the character's head; ... be adapted to several different grade levels with any major literary character or.

[PDF]Character Analysis (PDF)
Character Consideration C.00 -SS3.

[PDF]Character Analysis
To analyze a character, you must find out what makes the character “tick. ... potentially effective approach suggested by educator Matt Amaral in his article “Lesson Plan: ... /writcent/documents/essay_kinds_docs/character_analysis_essay.pdf.

[PDF]Character Traits Mini Lesson Lesson plan - Deyo Group
Character Traits Mini-Lesson #1. WHOLE GROUP. Materials: Character Traits/Emotions/Motives Reproducible. Characters are the people or animals in a story

[PDF]Lesson 1: Values, Beliefs and Character
Estimated Lesson Length: Approximately 1, 50 minute class periods ... Related LifeKnowledge HS 9: Understanding Values, Beliefs, Character and Integrity.

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