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2nd Edition Lesson

Living Characters


A key to helping students understand depth of character is visualization. When visualization is paired with physicality, that understanding soars to new heights. This lesson ask students to create a physical character, but in order to do so, they will need to thoroughly understand that character as evidenced by details in the text.


2-3 Class Sessions

Content Standard
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3: 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).

Arts Standard
TH:Pr4.1.4b: Make physical choices to develop a character in a drama/theatre work.

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