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1 Bellwork:  Have your binder on your desk.  Read your book.

2 Binders 5 labeled dividers Behind 1 st 9 weeks divider: Table of Contents (filled out) Notes & handouts labeled with # in top right corner Behind READING LOG divider Reading log filled out

3 CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN UNIT 2 T.O.C. # 19

4 CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN  Writers use many techniques to create their characters.  Sometimes, the narrator of the story will use direct characterization by simply telling us the character’s personality.

5 CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN  More often, though, the author will use indirect characterization by showing us the character’s personality through the character’s  Speech  Thoughts  Effects on Others  Actions  Looks

6 Bellwork:  Complete the chart on the front of your characterization handout.  Read your book.

7 CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN  The extent to which a writer develops a character depends on the character’s role in the story.  Complex, highly developed characters, known as round characters, take center stage and seem the most lifelike.  On the other hand, flat characters are one-sided.

8 CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN Role in the story:  to serve as the main characters who advance the plot  to help develop the theme  are complex, exhibit a variety of traits  show a range of emotions  display strengths and weaknesses  often change over the course of the story Round Characters Examples: Role in the story:  to serve as the minor characters who advance the plot or provide information  to reveal things about the main characters  are defined by only one or two traits  show only a few emotions  may be stereotypes or stock characters  don’t grow or change Flat Characters Examples:

9 CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN  A character’s motivation — the reasons behind his or her actions — can affect your perception of that character. Sometimes a character’s motivation is stated directly in a story. Usually, though, you need to look for clues and details to try to figure out the motivation.

10 CharacteRizatioNCharacteRizatioN  In addition to knowing why a character acts a certain way, it is important to analyze how a character changes as a result of the events in a story. A character might grow emotionally, learn a lesson, or alter his or her behavior.  Characters who change and grow as the plot develops are dynamic characters.  In contrast, characters who remain the same are static characters.

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