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Curipod generated lesson: "Characterisation". #5-7

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1. Slide
60 seconds
"Define what characterisation is, and how it is used in novels"
Learning objective:
2. Slide
60 seconds
Characterisation is the way a character is developed and presented in a story. It is often used to explore themes, motivations and reactions of characters. Characterisation can include physical description, dialogue and behaviour.
3. Slide
60 seconds
Characterization is used in literature to make a story more interesting by adding depth and emotion to the characters. A character's personality can be revealed without them actually saying anything. In some stories, the character's personality can be revealed through their body language, facial expressions, and other non-verbal cues.
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4. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: Q: What is the difference between characterisation and plot in a novel?
5. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw an octopus playing the guitar on the beach
6. Word cloud
60 seconds
What does the term 'characterisation' refer to in literature?
7. Poll
60 seconds
Which of the following is NOT a method of characterisation?
  • Physical description
  • Dialogue
  • Plot development
8. Poll
60 seconds
What is indirect characterization?
  • When an author explicitly states what a character is like.
  • When a reader must infer what a character is like based on their actions, thoughts, and interactions with other characters.
  • When an author only describes how characters look.
9. Open question
180 seconds
How do writers use direct characterization to reveal information about their characters?
10. Poll
60 seconds
Why is dynamic characterization important?
  • It helps establish the setting.
  • It makes for more interesting and complex characters.
  • It allows for more detailed physical descriptions of characters.

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