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Vocabulary Warm Up Characterization Select Short Story Character Paragraph Planning THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18 TH A-DAY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19 TH B-DAY
Pick up your journal from the back Please pick up sheet from front as you come in Using the definitions provided please write one sentence for the first FIVE vocabulary word. Make sure you are using the word correctly in the sentence. WARM UP
READING WORKSHOP Character Analysis
What is Characterization Characterization with pictures CHARACTERIZATION
How an author of a story lets the reader know what kind of person the character is. CHARACTERIZATION
1.What the character SAYS. 2.What the character THINKS. 3.What the character DOES. 4.How others RESPOND to the character. 4 TECHNIQUES AN AUTHOR USES
An author writes a story using Characterization Techniques. A reader infers Character Traits 1.What the character SAYS. 2.What the character THINKS. 3.What the character DOES. 4.How others RESPOND to the character. POSITIVE: Courteous Honest Charming Patient Determined Caring Intelligent Cooperative Cheerful Loyal Selfless Adventurous Funny NEGATIVE: Dishonest Selfish Unkind Rude Impatient Cruel Evil Bossy Self-centered Stubborn Deceptive Conniving Manipulative
Tells the audience what the character’s personality is. Example: The patient boy and quiet girl were both well-mannered and did not disobey their mother. Explanation: The author is directly telling the audience the personality of these two children. The boy is “patient” and the girl is “quiet.” DIRECT CHARACTERIZATION
Shows things that reveal the personality (or character traits) of a character. The reader must infer the character traits based on the evidence in the story. Example: So all we could do was to SIT SIT SIT SIT! And we did not like it– Not one little bit. Explanation: The character’s thoughts reveal that he/she is bored and unhappy with his/her current situation. INDIRECT CHARACTERIZATION
Draw a line halfway down the center of a fresh page. You will see a picture. On the left side of the picture describe the characteristics of the character on the left. On the right side of the picture describe the characteristics of the character on the right. WRITER’S JOURNAL
Using the blank space underneath of your T-Chart, write a short story that uses the two characters and their characteristics in your chart. Don’t forget the details to support your claims! SHARE: What details did you use?
This time draw a T-Chart. Label the left side: “Maid/Butler” Label the right side: “Dancers” ONE MORE…
Together we will read “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” As we read I will fill out a characterization graphic organizer Be thinking about how we characterize: what does the boy say, do, feel, think, etc? READING “THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND”
TRY: THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND Make a page like this: As we read, we will listen for information to trace how our character changes over the story.
In the literature textbook select either “Papa’s Parrot” or “Stolen Day” to read and analyze You will be selecting one character from the story to write a character analysis paragraph on. This will be a summative assignment. Please read the story that you selected. Once you are done please fill out the graphic organizer. This is also a summative assignment. NOW CHOOSE A SHORT STORY
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