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Character Analysis With Depth & Complexity

Thought I’d share this document that my students have been using to analyze a character. It has both depth and complexity as well as content imperatives embedded. Usually, I have my students create their own graphic organizers, but I wanted this one to look nice and incorporate the differentiated thinking tools.

The sheet shows change over time so there are two identical boxes.

In each box, there is a big idea in the middle to show the character’s main trait. There are four boxes pointed towards it containing details. These details should be examples of indirect characterization.

For fun, the bottom of each box has a parallel icon for students to connect the character to a song, film, or other story.

I’ve used this sheet for students to analyze a character as well as prewrite their own character.

Grab the Word file here.



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