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Direct and Indirect Characterization

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 2 pages | Grades: 4 - 7

A set of two posters explaining direct and indirect characterization.

Direct characterization:

The writer directly provides information about a character’s personality and tells the reader what the character is like.

Indirect characterization:

The writer uses the character’s thoughts, words and actions to reveal information about them. They can also use how other characters respond to that character, including what they think and say about them.

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