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Introduction to Characterization (S.T.E.A.L) Original by L. Lagan

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Elizabeth Suchanski

on 17 April 2014

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Transcript of Introduction to Characterization (S.T.E.A.L) Original by L. Lagan

By the end of this video, students will be able to identify direct verses indirect characterization and have practice looking for the five methods of indirect characterization.
The process by which a writer reveals the personality of a character.
Direct Characterization-
tells the reader what the personality of the character is.
Example: Sheldon is extremely intelligent.
Two ways of conveying information about a character:
Direct Characterization
Indirect Characterization
Characterization. What is it?
Indirect Characterization-
shows things that reveal the personality of the character.
Example:Sheldon barely has to spend any time studying, but he always gets the highest grade in the class.

There are five ways an author can communicate information about a character using indirect characterization:
Types of
Indirect Characterization.
Remember to
How do the filmmakers use indirect characterization to reveal the personalities of these characters?
Remember: S.T.E.A.L.
On a scratch piece of paper make up a character and write down
-a few physical characteristics (clothing, height, eye color etc.
-a few personality traits.
Write a brief scene in which you reveal some aspect of your character's personality using indirect characterization.
The goal is to see if the original person can recognize the character.
Remember, you can use your character's speech, thoughts, effect on others, actions, and looks to reveal your character's personality.
Your Turn!
Think of a few words you would use to describe yourself (smart, athletic, patient, caring, adventurous, introspective, quiet, outgoing, impatient, clumsy, etc.)
How would you describe yourself?
Your turn:
With your partner, choose a character from "Rikki-tikki-tavi" by Rudyard Kipling.
Use the graphic organizer to write down traits of that character and examples from the story of that character exemplifying that characteristic.

Is it direct or indirect characterization?
1.) Hermione was a know-it-all who always told Ron and Harry the correct way to use their wands.
Is it Direct or Indirect Characterization?
3.) Snape stared at Harry. His dark expression matched his black clothes, black hair, and black eyes.
4.) Of all the teachers at Hogwarts, Professor Snape was the meanest.
Students will be able to determine an author's methods of characterization in the short stories and novels they read.
As we go through the video, remember the following:

Stop and take notes when you see the
Power of the Pause: pause as often as you need to!
Use the rule of 5: write down the ideas in your own words using 5 words or less.
Ex: Every day I pick up, dust, and vacuum my room.
Your answer might look something like this: I am a neat freak.
Choose one of those words and write an example of you demonstrating that characteristic.
(what does he/she look like?)
(How does he/she behave? What does he/she do?)
Effect on other characters
(How do other characters act in response to this character?)
(What is revealed through his/her inner thoughts?)

(what does the character say? How does he/she speak?)
2.) "Stop! You're going to take someone's eye out," exclaimed Hermione. "It's LeviOsa not LeviosA."
You've finished watching!

Last Steps: Write your summary for the video on your note page as well as your HOT question.

Make sure your notes are complete, and submit them to Schoog before you come to class.

If you used a paper copy of the guided notes, take a good quality picture, load them into Notability, and make the picture large enough to fill the page before submitting it.
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