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Characterisation in Narrative Writing


Curipod generated lesson: "Characterisation in Narrative Writing". #5-7

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1. Word cloud
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In narrative writing, what is characterisation?
2. Slide
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Characterisation is how writers create believable characters for their stories. Writers use dialogue, description, and actions to show how their characters think and feel. By using these techniques, readers can learn more about the characters and the story.
What is Characterisation in Narrative Writing?
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Characterisation is the process by which a writer reveals a character's personality, attitude, and beliefs in a narrative. It can be done through physical description, dialogue, actions, and thoughts. Dynamic Character - A character who changes throughout the story. Flat Character - A character who remains the same throughout the story and does not undergo any change.
4. Slide
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One of the most important elements of narrative writing is characterisation which is the process of creating a character for the story. When writers create characters, they often use a set of traits called a character arc to tell the story. Another way writers create characters is by using archetypes, which are symbolic representations of different character types.
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5. Open question
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What are some examples of character motivations in the text?
6. Open question
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What emotions did you feel when you read the story?
7. Open question
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How did the character's point of view change throughout the story?
8. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a dog with a top hat and a monocle riding a unicycle!
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Question: What are some ways to create effective characterisation in narrative writing? Clues: • Think about your characters' personalities, motivations, and traits. • Show, don't tell. Use dialogue, actions and descriptions to bring the character to life. • Use the 5 senses to help make the character vivid and memorable. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. In pairs, create a narrative story with a protagonist and antagonist. B. Using a drawing, illustrate how the protagonist and antagonist are different from each other.
10. Poll
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What is the definition of characterisation in narrative writing?
  • The process by which a writer reveals the personality and traits of a character
  • The length of a story
  • The setting where the story takes place
11. Poll
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What is direct characterization?
  • When an author directly tells the reader what a character's personality or physical appearance is like
  • When an author shows what a character is like through their actions and thoughts
  • When an author creates suspense in their writing
12. Poll
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What is indirect characterization?
  • When an author shows what a character is like through their actions and thoughts
  • When an author tells the reader directly about a character's personality or appearance
  • When an author uses dialogue to reveal information about characters
13. Poll
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Which type of characterisation allows readers to draw conclusions based on evidence rather than being told directly?
  • Indirect Characterization
  • Direct Characterization
14. Poll
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Which element(s) can be used to develop characters in narrative writing?
  • Actions, Dialogue, Thoughts, Appearance, Motivations
  • Setting, Plot, Theme

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