Exceptional Writing products for teachers grades 6 through University, specializing in writing essays, creative writing and writing prompts, editing, proofreading, the workshop process, fiction and its elements, usage/style and much more. Proud to be rigorous, skill-based, scaffolded, step-by-step, and organized: from directions and lessons plans to worksheets and grading rubrics - you'll find complete and easy-to-use resources!

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Characterization is an essential first step in writing a master work. Fiction writing, its introduction, overview, and application, challenges the brain to think critically, and forces the writer to rethink even the minor steps of fiction and NONfiction writing, from pacing, order, logic, even SENTENCE STRUCTURE.

The GOALS of this lesson and activity unit are: to recognize and write character well in a full scene, BUT ALSO to ultimately apply the knowledge of character in an analytical essay.

80 pages, a 3 PART, 7-week Master Course is that it is based on the premise that through the INTEGRATION of FICTION AND NONFICTION, writers of all stripes ultimately are stronger in BOTH.

Thoughtful, organized and complete, it begins with a glossary of terms, and then tackles essential writing information and application, through the lens of the first element of story, characterization. The information and activities prepare students for their final major writing projects: writing a character scene; and writing an analytical essay.

With lesson plans, common core standards, rubrics, assessments, and keys, all carefully organized. The work is CHALLENGING and FUN!


• Informational Handouts and Tip Sheets for Students to refer to
as they work through this increasingly more complex plan.
• Glossary of terms (in-depth, to be used for years to come!)
• THREE assessments with multiple key options.
• NINE Activities in increasing level of difficulty, with answer
keys. (Recognition, differentiation, explanation, and proving one’s point with evidence; NINETEEN activities in all!)
• The topics covered include: Make Your Verbs Sweat! Dump Those Adverbs! Show Don’t Tell, Direct Versus Indirect Characterization - Is One Really Better Than the Other? Stock Characters: Defy the Mold!, Indirect Writing Activity! Analytical Essay Prewrites, Post Activities, and MORE!
• Creative writing activities directly related to characterization.
Character in a Scene. An Analytical Essay: Determine the effectiveness of the characterization in a Story by Kate Chopin (provided).
• Overview on how to Workshop
• 3 Lesson Plans, (one for each section of this Master Course)
• CCSS for every activity,
• Rubrics!
• ALL organized FOR YOU in a neat package. Simply Teach Away by using our lesson plans, CCSS and our lovely Table of Contents!



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7 years ago

Help the characters in your class develop truly good characters in their writing using this quality resource! There are 8 high-quality character writing activities in this Common Core-aligned analytical writing unit.

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