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Week 4 Lesson 1: Characterisation

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Liam Brooks

on 21 February 2017

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Week 4 Lesson 1: Characterisation

To analyse characterisation in
This Boy's Life.

Students will be able to make claims about the use of characterisation in
This Boy's Life
and support them with evidence from the text.
Activity 2: Making claims about characterisation using supporting evidence
1. Working in small groups (no more than 4)

2. Each group has a claim that they need to support with evidence from the text.

3. Each group has a piece of butcher's paper.

- Write the claim on the top.
- Using your knowledge of the text, as well as research from the internet/from study guides/from your copy of the novel etc, write your evidence on the butcher's paper.
- Evidence can be quotations or short descriptions of scenes/events,
accompanied by explanations of what these reveal about the claim you are making.

4. We have 30 minutes.

5. Class discussion to follow.
5-Minute quick write: Characterisation and Dwight
1. Working individually.

2. Topic:
• Who is he?
• What does he do?
• Impacts/Results
• Evidence (scenes, quotes)
What is 'characterisation'?
The process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character.

Characterisation is revealed by what characters do and say, as well as what the author suggests or infers about a character.

Personal mannerisms and physical characteristics play a part, but much of characterisation is inferred/suggested in dialogue, reactions to scenes, actions etc.
Activity 1: Matching descriptions and quotes to the character
1. Working in pairs.

2. Match the descriptions and quotations to the character who they describe.

3. We have ten minutes.
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