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Characterization

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Sean Antonetti

on 19 July 2016

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Transcript of Characterization

Intro to Characterization
Learning Target
Students (That's you) will be able to determine an author's (or director's or screenwriters) methods of characterization in the short stories and novels that they (you) read (or view).
Agenda
Bell Ringer
Discussion of Class Norms
Discussion of Today's Standards
Today's Learning Target
Acquisition of New Vocabulary- Direct Characterization, Indirect Characterization, infer, imply
S.T.E.A.L. Technique
Practice



Direct Characterization
Indirect Characterization
Example - AA
Ticket out the Door
Bell Ringer
Think of your favorite character from a written text that you have read by yourself, in one of your literature courses, or have seen in a visual context (e.g a movie or a television show). How does this character act? What makes them stand out from the rest of the characters? Explain in three to four sentences. Be prepared to share out.
My favorite character from a text is "V" from
V for Vendetta
by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

A Little More Practice (With a Partner)
Use sample story A- " A Lamb to the Slaughter" By Roald Dahl (He wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) to fill out your S.T.E.A.L. chart for each category.

When you are done, raise your hand and I will come over and check your work.
Some More Practice (By Yourself)
Use sample story B- an excerpt from
The Lovely Bones
By Alice Sebold to fill out your S.T.E.A.L. chart for each category on your own.

When you are done, raise your hand and I will come over and check your work.
New Vocabulary
Direct Characterization
Indirect Characterization
Infer
Imply



Today's Standards
ELACC9-10RL3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.



S.T.E.A.L.
Narrator explicitly describes a character.


Ex: Quan was popular, but snobby.

Jorge was a nice, honest boy.

Explicit: Clearly stated.

Character traits reveled through actions

Ex: Sharkeshia left the pizza crust on
her floor.
Tim helped old Ms. Jones with her bags.

Indirect characterizations are implicit.

Implicit: not clearly stated, implied.

Nate pulled on his Braves’ baseball cap to conceal his dyed red hair in anticipation for the game to start. He had bright green eyes and a face covered in light freckles. His father suddenly pointed out, “Nate! You’re so forgetful! Where is your baseball mitt?” Nate suddenly reached down and retrieved the mitt from where he had hidden it from his father to play a joke. His smile was bright and cheerful while he laughed at his success in worrying his father.
Watch as I circle the direct characterization portions of the paragraph and underline the indirect characterization portions
Now I'll fill out the S.T.E.A.L. Chart
Revisit your Bell Ringer and re-evaluate your favorite character. Use the S.T.E.A.L. chart to help you characterize the character. Write this on one of the sticky notes on your table and stick them on the "Ticket Out the Door" Chart.
(Fill in your "Character Types- Definitions"
Sheet)
(Fill in your "Character Types- Definitions"
Sheet)
Class Norms
When I am speaking, you are listening to me.
When you are speaking about items regarding the lesson, then I, and the class, are listening to you.
Raise your hand when you have something positive to contribute to class discussion.
Cell phones are not to make an appearance until I tell you to use them.
Please remain in your seat unless I tell you to move to another one.



"Respect breeds Respect"
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