3 worksheets to assist with analysing characters in a class novel.
Use this resource in the classroom when helping students study characters in a class novel.
This worksheet provides students with the opportunity to analyse the characteristics and motives of the protagonist and antagonist in a novel, as well as one supporting character.
Students will have the opportunity to comment on the following features of each character:
- physical features
- personality traits
- interactions between the protagonist and antagonist
- the motivations of the antagonist
- resolutions the protagonist has been involved in
- ways the supporting character has progressed the storyline.
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Australian Curriculum alignment
- English > Year 4 > Literature > Responding to literature > ACELT1603
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- English > Year 4 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1605
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- English > Year 4 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1690
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- English > Year 5 > Literature > Literature and context > ACELT1608
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- English > Year 5 > Literature > Responding to literature > ACELT1609
Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of othersElaborationsposing and discussing questions, such as âShould this...
- English > Year 5 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1610
Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responsesElaborationsidentifying the narrative voice (the per...
- English > Year 5 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1701
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- English > Year 6 > Literature > Literature and context > ACELT1613
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- English > Year 6 > Literature > Responding to literature > ACELT1614
Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plotsElaborationsexploring texts on a similar topic by authors with very different styles, for example comparing...
- English > Year 4 > Literature > Responding to literature > ACELT1604
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- English > Year 4 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1691
Read different types of texts by combining contextual , semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies for example monitoring meaning, cross checking and reviewingElabora...
- English > Year 5 > Literature > Responding to literature > ACELT1795
Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features on particular audiencesElaborationsorally, in writing or using digital media, giving a considered interpretatio...
- English > Year 6 > Literature > Responding to literature > ACELT1615
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- English > Year 4 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1692
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- English > Year 6 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1801
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