Writing Skills Worksheets: Character Descriptions

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Slide Writing - Skills - Character Description Worksheets printable in PDF format Lisa Flowers of Communication Acceleration Speech Language Therapy WRITING SKILLS WORKSHEETS Literature classes often require students to verbally discuss or express in writing character analyses. This product provides students with a short novel excerpt, a scaffold from which to write a character description, and a sample multi-paragraph description. KEEP READING
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Writing Skills: Character Descriptions

This writing activity is user-friendly for both students and teachers/tutors/speech language pathologists. It not only teaches students to write a sophisticated and comprehensive character description essay, but also shows students how they can infer information about a character’s personality and perspective from that character’s actions and dialogue. Given a short novel excerpt, students are first tasked with attributing adjectives to one of the characters by analyzing his or her actions and words, and then use those adjectives to write a character description by following a written scaffold. This strategy and scaffold can apply to almost any character analysis writing assignment. Included are extensive notes on the provided excerpt and a sample character analysis essay following the scaffold to aid in teaching.
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