Characterization; You Are the Company You Keep

26 Sep

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New Skill: Characterization

Characterization is how an author shows a character’s personality. This is done by the character’s actions and the things the character says, as well as the author’s description of those characters.

Examples:

Descriptions of that character (He is a kind and caring person)

The character’s actions (Tommy stole money from his mother, who is in extreme debt)

The character’s words (“I’d never leave you alone, even if it meant I’d be in trouble”)

Description is an example of Direct Characterization.  The narrator is Telling the reader what the character is like.

The character’s Actions and Words are examples of Indirect Characterization.  The narrator is Showing the reader what the character is like.

You Are the Average of the Five People You Spend the Most Time With

Read the following article and answer the Class Exercise questions at the bottom.

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Bring Your Independent Reading Books to School Tomorrow!

Tomorrow I will set aside an entire class period to allow you to read your independent reading books. Remember you will have a reading assignment on Friday, for which you are expected to have read approximately 100 pages.

Remember you will have a reading assignment on Friday, for which you are expected to have read approximately 100 pages.

Don’t forget to keep a basic reading log (each time you read, write down the date, the title of the book, how many pages you read, and a basic summary of what happened).

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