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  1. Characterization An M & M Production

  2. Characterization The people and animals in a story are the characters. Authors give you clues about what the characters are like. Think about what the writer tells you about the characters in a story. It will help you understand the story better.

  3. Characterization Some words that authors use to describe characters are: bossy helpful scared brave honest happy careful kind neat friendly proud mean hard-working shy nice funny wise angry

  4. Characterization Example: Ben helped his mother in the store. He put boxes on the shelf. He didn’t 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? honest hard-working helpful careful kind

  5. Characterization 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 hadn’t lost her bone. What words would you use to tell about Tippy? brave proud shy scared

  6. Characterization Example: Amy kept her library books together on a shelf. She put away all her toys carefully. Amy was very… upset neat mean

  7. Characterization Example: Joe’s friend Tom laughed a lot. He always had a smile on his face. Tom was a ___________ person. surprised naughty happy

  8. Characterization Example: Lisa’s little brother hid her skates under the bed. He hid her favorite book. He was being ________________. calm naughty nice

  9. Characterization Example: When Erin needed help, Mother always knew how to help. Erin’s mother was very ________________. wise funny angry

  10. Characterization 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

  11. The End!