6th – 12th Grade
Here are two activities when teachers need a few go to lessons for exploring the elements of literature, in this case-Character.
These engaging activities will hook Middle School and High School students into reading and writing about the text that they are studying.The two activities will check off two of your, “Need to Do” boxes.
Not only will they engage students in their character exploration of the people they meet in their reading, but they will also allow your charges to reveal their own personalities and thoughts.
This is a great way for young people to turn their private “The Me You Don’t Know” traits and thoughts into their “The Me I Want You to Know” word pictures that they are willing to share publicly.
Also, these FREE activities fulfill two requirements objectives on most lesson plans- they will jump start students’ higher level thinking skills and give them a chance to exhibit their thinking in their writing.
Young people love to talk about their lives and to offer what they choose about themselves. Here is their chance to do so while they are analyzing literature.
NOTE: although these work as great activities at the beginning of the year for you to get to know your students and for them to learn about each other, they are good throughout the year. As students add to their understanding about types of characters, they will be showing their dynamic and round sides.
This product is aligned with Common Core Standards and Bloom’s Taxonomy:
Reading: R1, 3, 10
Writing: W1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10
Speaking and Listening: SL 3, 4,
Language: L 1, 2, 6
• Remember/Understand: describe, discuss, explain, identify, observe
• Apply: illustrate, compose
• Analyze: infer, differentiate, examine, distinguish, determine, deduce
• Evaluate: conclude, discuss, verify, support, select, give your opinion, justify
• Create: hypothesize, imagine, compose
For more reading comprehension and writing ideas that focus on the elements of literature, check out these custom categories
Literary Analysis Activities Grades 6-12
Literature Analysis E-Book Grades 6-9
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