This lesson will build over the next several weeks. When you read, pay attention to how characters behave. Notice their actions and dialogue.
1. Choose a positive characteristic. Refer to your list Mrs. Kavanagh gave you or use one of the following: friendly, enthusiastic, or intelligent.
2. Now, create a character with that characteristic and complete the chart.
The chart is below, but the descriptions are here. My sample appears last.
Name: Make it fit. Someone with the last name Vader reminds us of Darth Vader. They would not be associated with kindness. However, you could have fun here shattering the stereotype!
Why is that person that way?
Ex. Lizzie was kind because of an experience she had in kindergarten. When she tripped and fell and skinned her knee Bobby did not laugh at her. He helped her up. She’ll remember that kindness forever.
What are some of things this character has done that show his/her trait?
Ex. Kindness – holding the door for someone, helping someone pick up a spilled pencil case in the hallway.
Now, get deep.
Physical Characteristics: How do they stand? What are his/her mannerisms? (Intelligent people usually have a thoughtful look) How do they dress? Everything should come back to the characteristic.