Analyze how a character changes across a story using the prompts of depth and complexity.
Students will develop a pixelated icon that symbolizes a character’s main trait.
Dig into characters by analyzing their various talents using Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. This connects perfectly with social-emotional needs as students look at their own strengths and abilities.
Juxtaposition is a powerful literary tool to use for analysis as well as creation. Students will learn to see juxtaposition in existing stories, and develop juxtaposed characters in their own writing.
Add an amazing layer of complexity by bringing in a study of philosophy.
In this fourth video on personality types, we examine thinkers vs feelers and learn from research how gifted kids vary from the general population.
Dr. Kohlberg’s six levels of morality make a complex topic understandable. We’ll explore how to address social-emotional needs and also use these levels for character analysis.
Do your students like to make plans and stick with them, or do they tend to make it up as they go, starting many projects but finishing few?
Do your students follow step-by-step directions, or do they make leaps in understanding? Learn more about this personality type and how you can meet both types of students.
How do your students recharge? By socializing and chatting, or by taking some quiet, alone time? Learn how you can give opportunities for both introverts and extroverts.
Develop rich characters by starting with time-tested archetypes.
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