Presentation on theme: "Highlight the words in the learning target that are unfamiliar. I can describe how the characters respond or change as the plot unfolds (e.g. indirect/direct."— Presentation transcript:
Highlight the words in the learning target that are unfamiliar. I can describe how the characters respond or change as the plot unfolds (e.g. indirect/direct characterization, static/dynamic).
Characterization The methods a writer uses to develop a character. Three main ways characters are developed are through description, actions and dialogue.
Direct characterization – the writer tells you something about the character instead of leaving showing you. Ex: William was an eleven year-old boy of average height with blond hair.
Indirect characterization – the writer shows things that allow the reader to infer the personality of the character. The writer may use dialogue, thoughts, interactions with other characters, actions or looks to reveal information about the character. Example: Sherry screamed in terror and raced from the room with a look of sheer agony. The small green snake continued to slither its way across the room.
Static characters Less important characters in a story who do not change or grow as the story progresses. Example – Roger in “Ta-Na-E-Ka”
Dynamic characters A character who changes in some way as the story unfolds. The change may be in personality or attitude. This type of character usually learns something in the story that connects to the theme. This is sometimes referred to as a round character. Ex – Mary in “Ta-Na-E-Ka”
Character Trait A word that describes the personality of a character. Ex: greedy, generous, brave, deceitful
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