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Description Makes Characters Come Alive

Yesterday we discussed ways to make a story's setting relevant to students' lives.  The next step is to help students relate to the characters in the same way.  LitART has many strategies to help students get inside a character's head; one popular activity is to make a WANTED post like in the old west.

1. Select a character.

2. Choose at least 3 key features of that character.

3. Draw the character.

4. Describe what to look for (physical attributes, behaviors, where this character might be found).

5. Offer a reward for help finding this character.