Type:

Graphic Organizer/Worksheet

Description:

Students analyze characters from short stories they've read with this worksheet. In the Thought bubble, students write things that the character thinks/ thinks about. In the speech bubble, things the character says or talks about. In the arrows, places the character goes. In the heart, things the character cares about. In the "explosion bubble," things the character does. In the octagon, a physical description of the character. This resource is part of the Fiction Unit and the English 10 course.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

short story fiction reading

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Update Standards?

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

LA 2.1.6: Nebraska Language Arts Standards

Comprehension: Students will extract and construct meaning using prior knowledge, applying text information, and monitoring comprehension while reading grade level text.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2014-04-29.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This worksheet is a graphic of a character with a variety of thought bubbles. Students analyze characters from short stories and fill in the worksheet with the character’s thoughts, words, things the character cares about, things the character does and a physical description of the character.
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Mary Reyes

Hello! I love the idea of using a worksheet like this to teach students about characterization. The graphics give the students a visual to help them understand what to write inside each shape. I also like that you separated the characteristics into categories. Rather than just creating a bulleted list of general characteristics, the student must distinguish between the character's values, physical features, actions, etc. Overall, this worksheet would allow students to develop a well-rounded list of character attributes. I only gave it a 4-star rating because I think it would be helpful to include at least minimal written directions on the sheet for students who learn better through text. Other than that, I love the idea!

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