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Welcome to Language Arts Please come in and have a seat. Clear off desks. Sharpen pencils and read your fiction novel silently.
Warm Up- Vocabulary Squares- Static and Dynamic 9/22/14 Static Definition:Sentence: IllustrationSynonym and Antonym Dynamic Definition:Sentence: IllustrationSynonym and Antonym
Characterization Writers most often use indirect characterization to show (not tell) things that reveal the personality of a character: The character’s speech, The character’s thoughts, The effect the character has on others, The character’s actions, The physical “looks” of the character
Indirect characterization It is more like the way we learn about people in real life because we naturally observe people and characters in films, etc. to figure out his/her/its personality. It is like we are stealing information to make inferences about them Remember the word, STEAL…
“ S TEAL ” The letters in the word “STEAL” can help you remember the five different ways writers use indirect characterization to create characters: “S” stands for SPEECH. Why it works: Writers help readers learn about a character by giving the character something to say and a unique way to say it. This brings out the personality of characters
“T” stands for THOUGHTS. What can we learn about the character through reading his/her/its private thoughts? Why it works: Writers allow readers to learn the private thoughts of characters to learn the personality of characters.
“E” stands for EFFECT ON OTHERS What can be learned about the character by reading how other characters f ff feel or act around the him/her/it? Why it works: Writers create relationships for characters to help readers learn the personality of characters.
“A” stands for ACTIONS. What does the character do? How does the character behave? Why it works: Writers create actions for characters to help readers learn the personality of characters.
“ STEA L ” “L” stands for LOOKS. What does the character look like? How does the character dress? Why it works: Writers use descriptions of characters’ physical attributes to help readers learn the personality of characters.
Tuesday of the Other June As we read, think about June’s character. How is she changing? How does she stay the same? How can you describe her?
Let’s Read and Think about June S- Speech T- Thoughts E- Effects on others A- Actions L- Looks
HW: Independently Think of the novel you are reading at home. Fill out as much of the chart as you can based on the author’s characterization of the main character.