INTRO TO CHARACTER: GLOSSARY, Quizzes, & Pre-Knowledge Activity Grades 6-12
Welcome to the PerfettoWritingRoom© “Characterization Glossary”!
A specialized glossary for your classroom, fulfilling all your characterization preparation, overview, study, analysis or writing needs. Use this short 5 day unit as YOU see fit, and incorporate into your English, Literature, Language Arts or Creative Writing Class.

Wonderfully in-depth, glossary terms include:
• Direct characterization
• Indirect characterization
• Round character
• Flat character
• Static
• Dynamic
• Stock
• Sidekick
• Doppelganger
• Show Don’t Tell (and what it really means)
• Antagonist
• Foil
• And more!
Do students confuse direct and indirect, flat and static, or others? Did you know that there are up to EIGHT ways to indirectly characterize? You’ll be surprised what you’ll find out – a veritable treasure trove.
PLUS, you receive

• An Introductory Pre-Knowledge activity, a show-what-you know “Characterization Run-Around” activity, with KEY, of course! Get those students moving, then do a great whole group review.
• And not one, BUT THREE ASSESSMENTS, in order of ascending difficulty. TWO of these are SCANTRON FRIENDLY, the last of which is short answer.
• Answer Keys, and CUMULATIVE ANSWER Keys (make them into quizzes, or one large assessment if YOU prefer).
• Introductory Cover Page with CCSS.

Common Core Standards
1. Characterization Run Around - Activity 1: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
2. Character Master Definition Sheets and Assessments - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
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Created: Nov 10, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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