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  1. Characterization-a way of showing what a character is like Notes

  2. Two Types of Characterization Direct Indirect

  3. Two Types of Characterization Direct • An author clearly tells the reader about a character. Indirect

  4. Two Types of Characterization Direct • An author clearly tells the reader about a character. • Uses imagery: description that appeals to the 5 senses Indirect

  5. Two Types of Characterization Direct • An author clearly tells the reader about a character. • Uses imagery: description that appeals to the 5 senses • Example: Mrs. Malecek stood in the front of the room, her red hair blazing beneath the overhead lights. Indirect

  6. Two Types of Characterization Direct (Tell) • An author clearly tells the reader about a character. • Uses imagery: description that appeals to the 5 senses • Example: Mrs. Malecek stood in the front of the room, her red hair blazing beneath the overhead lights. Indirect (Show) • An author gives the reader clues about what the character is like

  7. Two Types of Characterization Direct • An author clearly tells the reader about a character. • Uses imagery: description that appeals to the 5 senses • Example: Mrs. Malecek stood in the front of the room, her red hair blazing beneath the overhead lights. Indirect • An author gives the reader clues about what the character is like • Usesdialogue: words the characters speak aloud

  8. Two Types of Characterization Direct • An author clearly tells the reader about a character. • Uses imagery: description that appeals to the 5 senses • Example: Mrs. Malecek stood in the front of the room, her red hair blazing beneath the overhead lights. Indirect • An author gives the reader clues about what the character is like • Usesdialogue: words the characters speak aloud • Uses dialect: a form of language spoken in a specific place or by a specific group of people (accent)

  9. Two Types of Characterization Direct • An author clearly tells the reader about a character. • Uses imagery: description that appeals to the 5 senses • Example: Mrs. Malecek stood in the front of the room, her red hair blazing beneath the overhead lights. Indirect • An author gives the reader clues about what the character is like • Usesdialogue: words the characters speak aloud • Uses dialect: a form of language spoken in a specific place or by a specific group of people (accent) • Shown by what the characters’ speech, actions, thoughts, motivations, and reactions

  10. Two Types of Characterization Direct • An author clearly tells the reader about a character. • Uses imagery: description that appeals to the 5 senses • Example: Mrs. Malecek stood in the front of the room, her red hair blazing beneath the overhead lights. Indirect • An author gives the reader clues about what the character is like • Usesdialogue: words the characters speak aloud • Uses dialect: a form of language spoken in a specific place or by a specific group of people (accent) • Shown by what the characters’ speech, actions, thoughts, motivations, and reactions • Example Avonnia whispered to Kelley, “It looks like Mrs. Malecek’s hair is on fire under these lights!”

  11. Direct or Indirect?

  12. Direct or Indirect? • He was a tall man, standing over 6 feet.

  13. Direct or Indirect? • He was a tall man, standing over 6 feet. • DIRECT

  14. Direct or Indirect? • Sally brushed her hair in front of the mirror, stopping every now and then to admire it. After half an hour, she put the brush down. She examined herself in the mirror, picked up the brush, and began grooming some more.

  15. Direct or Indirect? • Sally brushed her hair in front of the mirror, stopping every now and then to admire it. After half an hour, she put the brush down. She examined herself in the mirror, picked up the brush, and began grooming some more. • INDIRECT: HOW?

  16. Direct or Indirect? • Sally brushed her hair in front of the mirror, stopping every now and then to admire it. After half an hour, she put the brush down. She examined herself in the mirror, picked up the brush, and began grooming some more. • INDIRECT: ACTION

  17. Direct or Indirect? • He scowled at the boy. “Boy, what you mean a’comin’ in here and disturbin’ my peace?” he drawled.

  18. Direct or Indirect? • He scowled at the boy. “Boy, what you mean a’comin’ in here and disturbin’ my peace?” he drawled. • INDIRECT: HOW?

  19. Direct or Indirect? • He scowled at the boy. “Boy, what you mean a’comin’ in here and disturbin’ my peace?” he drawled. • INDIRECT: DIALOGUE AND DIALECT

  20. Direct or Indirect? • The boy was stubborn. If there was an award given for the most obstinate, pig-headed, stick-in-the-mud teenager, he would win, hands down.

  21. Direct or Indirect? • The boy was stubborn. If there was an award given for the most obstinate, pig-headed, stick-in-the-mud teenager, he would win, hands down. • DIRECT

  22. Assignment • You will be in groups of 3-4 • Your group will travel to 5 different stations. • At each station, you will read a children’s picture book. • Use a t-chart to find at least 5 examples of both indirect and direct characterization in each book. • Write the title of the book at the top of each chart. • Put the actual quote from the book.