3 Engaging Ideas for Teaching Characterization to High School Students

Teaching characterization is often one of the first, if not the first, things we do before starting a new short story or novel unit. The ability to understand a character’s motivations helps students understand their actions and the way these characters drive the plot. And it helps us as readers relate to the characters. Who are they? Why do they make the choices they make? How do they impact the overall story?

Keep reading for engaging characterization activities to use before and during reading.

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