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Ch 4: Character & Point of View Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to create comprehensive lesson plans for your English classes that cover character and point of view. The chapter comes with engaging video lessons to help teach/reinforce these concepts for your students.

Character and Point of View Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Teaching your students about character and point of view will become a breeze with this lesson plan chapter. You'll learn how to create comprehensive lesson plans that cover the following concepts:

  • Character analysis
  • Characterization
  • Character traits
  • Point of view

Additionally, you can use the accompanying video lessons as in-class learning tools to help guide class discussions.

How It Helps

  • Learning objectives: Helps students define character and point of view terminology, as well as understand methods of characterization and how point of view affects the reader
  • Additional resources: Includes engaging video lessons you can show your students during class time
  • Curriculum standards: Makes sure your character and point of view lessons meet education standards

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning character and point of view lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific character and point of view topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your English class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related character and point of view lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important English concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant point of view and character-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

39 Lessons in Chapter 4: Character & Point of View Lesson Plans
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Character Analysis Lesson Plan

1. Character Analysis Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach your students about characters in literature. Examine types of characters, traits you may see, and determine how to classify them. Follow up with an engaging activity.

Character Analysis in Literature: Definition & Examples

2. Character Analysis in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about the different aspects that go into creating a comprehensive character analysis. Three main factors are discussed as well as an example to tie it all together.

Characters in Literature Lesson Plan

3. Characters in Literature Lesson Plan

Description: This lesson will help your students differentiate between different types of characters. Students will watch a video lesson, participate in a role-playing activity, and prove their knowledge with a short quiz.

Protagonist Lesson Plan

4. Protagonist Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the protagonist in literature. A video lesson defines the term, explains the role and provides plenty of examples for context. Students synthesize information in hands-on ways and test understanding with a quiz.

Protagonist in Literature: Definition & Examples

5. Protagonist in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will look at the term 'protagonist.' The protagonist is the main character in a piece of literature. We even see protagonists in popular movies.

Antagonist Lesson Plan

6. Antagonist Lesson Plan

If you are discussing types of characters or completing a character analysis, this lesson plan explores an antagonist. Students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, create a skit and take a quiz.

Antagonist in Literature: Definition & Examples

7. Antagonist in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore the antagonist in literature. The antagonist is the opposing force that brings conflict and is instrumental in the development of the protagonist, or main character. Every good story should have an antagonist.

Antagonist Activities & Games

8. Antagonist Activities & Games

The antagonist. Any story is incomplete without one. This lesson describes stimulating and enjoyable classroom activities and games focused on literature's antagonist.

Characterization Lesson Plan

9. Characterization Lesson Plan

Teach students the five methods of characterization with this Study.com lesson plan. Students analyze how and why authors use characterization, view and work with samples, then increase retention of concepts with an engaging activity.

Methods of Characterization in Literature

10. Methods of Characterization in Literature

In this lesson, we'll examine five methods of characterization, including physical description, action, inner thoughts, reactions, and speech. An excerpt from a brief narrative is provided to show how authors use the various methods of characterization to develop characters and create images for the audience.

What is a Character Trait? - Definition & Examples

11. What is a Character Trait? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying, developing and understanding character traits through analysis. It will allow you to explore how character traits can be found and applied to different forms of literature and real-life scenarios.

Point of View of Characters vs. the Reader

12. Point of View of Characters vs. the Reader

Point of view is a key idea in literature. In this lesson, you'll learn several points of view that writers use and how those affect the reader. When you're finished, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Literary Character Development Lesson Plan

13. Literary Character Development Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction on character development in literacy. Students will watch an engaging video with definitions and examples, discuss content, then apply learning to familiar text for guided practice.

Character Development in Literature: Definition & Examples

14. Character Development in Literature: Definition & Examples

Ideally, literary characters experience change and personal growth just like we do. Learn more about character development and arcs, as well as how such changes are made clear to the reader through direct and indirect means.

Activities for Teaching Point of View

15. Activities for Teaching Point of View

Teaching students to understand things from different points of view is an important aspect of critical thinking. This lesson gives you some activities for teaching point of view.

Character Traits Activities & Games

16. Character Traits Activities & Games

When students read stories it's important to think about character. This includes understanding and applying character traits to those they read about. Check out these activities for introducing character traits to your students.

Character Analysis Questions

17. Character Analysis Questions

Character analysis is an important literary skill. However, many students don't even know where to begin when it comes to character analysis. These questions will help guide them through the process.

Books to Teach Character Traits

18. Books to Teach Character Traits

Literature can be a great resource when it comes to teaching children about different character traits. This lesson gives you some ideas of chapter books to draw on for this purpose.

Tragic Hero Lesson Plan

19. Tragic Hero Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the tragic hero with this lesson plan. Students start off watching an engaging video defining and outlining characteristics of tragic heroes, then gives examples for reference. Key concepts are discussed before students apply information in an engaging activity.

Tragic Hero: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

20. Tragic Hero: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

You may have cried and rooted for a few tragic figures in your lifetime, but do you know what this term really entails? Watch this video lesson to learn more about these dramatic figures and meet a few exemplary individuals.

Archetype Lesson Plan

21. Archetype Lesson Plan

What is an archetype and why is it important in literature? This lesson plan uses an informative video lesson to outline key points about archetypes. An activity gives students practice in identifying archetypes in literature.

Archetype in Literature: Definition & Examples

22. Archetype in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll learn about archetypes in literature, those recurring situations or character types that we immediately connect with. After we consider a full definition of an archetype and many possible examples, you'll be sure to spot one in your next book or movie.

Character Foil Lesson Plan

23. Character Foil Lesson Plan

This lesson plan utilizes an informative video lesson as well as discussion questions and application activities to introduce students to character foils. The lesson concludes with a quiz and extension ideas.

Character Foil: Definition & Examples

24. Character Foil: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of a character foil in literature. Character foil is defined and examples are provided to help you see its significance in specific stories.

Internal Conflict in Literature Lesson Plan

25. Internal Conflict in Literature Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about internal conflict in literature. A video lesson defines the term then shows how it works with simple examples. Follow up with an activity and real-life application, then finish with a quiz.

Perspective in Literature Lesson Plan

26. Perspective in Literature Lesson Plan

Educate your students about perspective in literature with this lesson plan. They will read a text lesson, take a follow-up quiz, and participate in activities that will reinforce main concepts.

Perspective in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

27. Perspective in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

This lesson will explore three different techniques for developing perspective in literature: naive narration, unreliable narration, and layering. By the end of this lesson, students will be able to recognize and analyze perspective relative to theme.

Character Analysis Lesson Plan for Elementary School

28. Character Analysis Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Characters are what make books memorable for all of us! In this lesson plan, students will learn what character analysis is, and they will create a character analysis about a character from their favorite book.

Analyzing Book Characters: Lesson for Kids

29. Analyzing Book Characters: Lesson for Kids

This lesson presents a framework for analyzing the characters in a book. It reviews the information about a character that should be considered when analyzing a character and the need to support an analysis with examples from the story.

Omniscient Narrator Activities

30. Omniscient Narrator Activities

Discussing the narrator of a story can be a tricky concept for some students. What is the real point of learning that? This lesson outlines engaging activities showing the importance of omniscient narrators.

Types of Point of View Lesson Plan

31. Types of Point of View Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about first, second, and third person points of view. They will practice writing in each one, and discuss how each impacts writers.

Indirect Characterization Lesson Plan

32. Indirect Characterization Lesson Plan

In some stories, a character's personality is made obvious as it is described by the author. In others, however, a character's personality must be deduced through his/her actions. We call this indirect characterization. Students will learn more about indirect characterization in this lesson.

Character Motivation Lesson Plan

33. Character Motivation Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach character motivation. Students will watch a video lesson on the topic, explore the concept with examples, analyze character motivation in small groups, then do an activity and take a quiz.

Third Person Limited Narrator Lesson Plan

34. Third Person Limited Narrator Lesson Plan

This lesson plan teaches third person limited narration. Students will study a story written in third person limited narration, determine the point of view of stories, and practice writing in third person limited narration.

Round & Flat Characters Lesson Plan

35. Round & Flat Characters Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about flat versus round characters. They will apply this knowledge through a short story writing exercise.

Character Traits Lesson Plan

36. Character Traits Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson to teach your students about character traits in literature. Then use familiar text to analyze characters and use inferring skills.

Point of View Lesson Plan

37. Point of View Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson to teach your students about points of view in text. Students practice identifying points of view in familiar text, then play a game showing understanding of the concept.

Character Sketch Lesson Plan

38. Character Sketch Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the concept of a character sketch with this useful lesson plan. They will take part in a group discussion about character sketches, and participate in a hands-on activity.

Character Motivation Activities

39. Character Motivation Activities

Analyzing a character's motivation is beneficial for readers, writers, and actors. These character motivation activities for middle and high school students feature writing, drawing, acting, and textual analysis.

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