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Name: ______________________________________________

Date: ________________________________

A Study of ...
Characterization
(and vocabulary)

Comparison and
Contrast
Theme

Synthesis
Foreshadowing

Narrative
Point-of-View

Descriptive language

Through ...
Book Club Choice
books, inquiry
reading
Every Monday

This packet Mini-lesson,


Character Mapping, Open forum
Every Tuesday

Literary

Literature
Circles

Homework due
every
Wednesday

Every
Wednesday

Weaving

Characterization

The author uses direct and indirect characterization to the reader get to
know the characters, especially their character OR personality traits.
vs.
PHYSICAL TRAITS

vs.

CHARACTER ACTIONS

CHARACTER TRAITS

The author tells us about who the characters really are through
_______________________________ and
____________________________________.
If the author uses ______________________________ we, as readers must
______________
what the author is telling us about the character.
EXAMPLES OF DIRECT
CHARACTERIZATION

EXAMPLES OF INDIRECT
CHARACTERIZATION

Great readers make ______________


about the ______________ _____________ like

1. ___________________
2. ___________________
3. ___________________
4. ____________________
INSTRUCTIONS: Your job is to complete this chart by the end of the
novel. Examples should come from the beginning, middle and end
of the story.
Chapter,
page

Chapter
, page

An inference I made about a


CHARACTERs personality

An inference I made
about the SETTING

CHARACTER MAPPING
Character How was the
How did the
s Name character
character
feeling/thinkin
act?
g?

Was this did


the character
stay the same
or change since
the last
chapter?

Chapter
, page

CHARACTER MAPPING CONTINUED


Character How was the
How did the
Was this did
s Name character
character
the character
feeling/thinkin
act?
stay the same
g?
or change since
the last
chapter?

Static character A character whose thoughts or feelings or way of doing


things remain the same throughout the story.
Dynamic character A character whose thoughts or feelings or ways of
doing things change throughout the story.
Which characters have changed the most?
_______________________________________
Which characters have changed the least?
_______________________________________

Great readers also make _________________


about the storys ____________________
or the authors ______________________.
Why ? This strategy helps them
1. _________________________________________________________________________
2. _________________________________________________________________________
3. _________________________________________________________________________

COMMON THEMES IN LITERATURE


THEME
MESSAGE/MORAL
Character (man) vs. him/herself
Character (man) vs. nature,
survival
Character (man) vs. society
Good and evil
Honesty
Be true to yourself
Coming of age, rites of passage
Overcoming fear, courage
Judgment
Power
Betrayal
Old vs. Young
Overcoming adversity
(obstacles)
Journey
Escaping
Conformity, fitting in
Individualism
Ethics and values
Right vs. wrong
Loss
Appearance vs reality
Things arent always what they
seem to be
REMEMBER: The theme is NOT the ________________ or
_____________________.
These are what the _______________________ ___________.

Great readers notice and understand


____________.
Why?

___________

This strategy helps them...

1. ________________________________________________________________________
2. ________________________________________________________________________
3. ________________________________________________________________________

4. ________________________________________________________________________
5. ________________________________________________________________________
INSTRUCTIONS: Your job is to have this chart completed by the end
of the novel. Examples should come from the beginning, middle
and end of the story. Above and Beyond Located at the back of
this packet.
Chapter
, Page
#

Simile

Metaphor

Personificatio
n

ABOVE AND BEYOND ADD TO THIS CHART WHILE YOU ARE


READING
Chapter
, Page
#

Simile

Metaphor

Personificatio
n

GOLDEN LINES
These are to be included on the front or back of your Literary Weaving Strips
(at least 1 per chapter).
Chapter,
page #

Story Weaving
FRONT 1. Colorful, detailed symbols, illustrations, words or phrases that relate to the
THEME, CHARACTER(S) or authors writing strategy (simile, metaphor, personification).
These symbols, illustrations, words or phrases should SHOW the meaningful parts OR well
written parts. 2. Golden Line
BACK Your name, the chapter and page #, your Literature Circle contribution.

CHAPTER(S) ___________________ LITERATURE CIRCLE ROLE


____________________

Compare and Contrast


________________________ and _______________________
_______________________ and ________________________
_______________________ and ________________________
Title: ______________________________________________
_________________
same
_________________