3 worksheets to assist with analyzing 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 analyze 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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Common Core State Standards alignment
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text....
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions)....
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text....
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text....
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact)....
Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described....
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text....
Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution....
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone...
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