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Title: Characterization Understanding Characters


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CharacterizationUnderstanding Characters
  • An
  • M M Production
  • Adapted byM.Coliadis 2011

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Understanding Characters
The people and animals in a story are the
characters. Authors give you clues about what the
characters are like and how they feel. Think
about what the writer tells you about the
characters in a story. It will help you
understand the story better.
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Look for these clues
  • What the character says
  • What the character does

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Look for these clues
  • What the character thinks or feels
  • What others say about the character

5
Look for these clues
  • What the character looks like

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Understanding Characters
Some words that authors use to describe
characters are bossy helpful scared brave
honest happy careful kind neat friendly pro
ud mean hard-working shy nice funny wise
angry
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Understanding Characters
Example Ben helped his mother in the store. He
put boxes on the shelf. He didnt drop any
boxes. Mr. Kirk left some money at the store.
Ben followed him outside to give him the money.
What words would you use to tell about Ben?
Think What did Ben do?
honest
hard-working
careful
helpful
kind
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Understanding Characters
Example Tippy had a bone. A bigger dog wanted
it. Tippy was afraid. She stood over her bone
and barked. The big dog ran away. Tippy was
glad she hadnt lost her bone.
What words would you use to tell about
Tippy?Think What did Tippy do? Feel?
brave
proud
shy
scared
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Understanding Characters
Example Amy kept her library books together on
a shelf. She put away all her toys carefully.
Amy was very upset neat mean
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Understanding Characters
Example Joes friend Tom laughed a lot. He
always had a smile on his face. Tom was a
___________ person.
surprised naughty happy
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Understanding Characters
Example It was Lisas birthday. She couldnt
wait for her party. All her friends were coming.
Lisa was feeling very________________.
calm excited nice
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Understanding Characters
Example When Erin needed help, Mother always
knew how to help. Erins mother was very
________________.
wise funny angry
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Understanding Characters
Example David read all the books about the
forest that he could find. He also talked with
the forest rangers to learn more.
David was ____________________. gentle curious
scared
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The End!
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