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7th Grade - Character Development


Identify how the author reveals character (i.e., what the author tells us, what the characters say about him or her, what the character does, what the character says, what the character thinks). SPI 0701.8.6

Links verified on 6/7/2014

  1. Building Characters Through Adversity - article about moral dilemmas
  2. Character Development - Test Tutor - think about what the characters think, say and do and answer questions.
  3. Character Traits - lesson plan that could be adapted A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. The Craft of Short Fiction: Character - short article about the types of characters in a story
  5. Creating Honest Characters - article on the understanding of character behavior
  6. Methods of Characterization - graphic chart for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  7. Personality profile - use this article as a guide to character personalities [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  8. The Scriptorium Character Builder - index of printable forms to help identify characters and relationships
  9. Story Character Homepage - This lesson involves collaborative work, deep analysis of a character, and integration of technology A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. What a Character! - unit plan; Explore characters created by authors and identify personality traits. Apply these ideas to their own characters using language skills identified to convey these traits. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site

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