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- Memorable Characters -

This is a helpful strategy to help students focus on characterization after they have had the opportunity to read widely. Students select a character whom they have found to be unforgettable. Next, they work individually to clarify their own understanding of the character. Then with their Learning Partner, they assume the role of their character and introduce themselves to each other. Finally, they prepare a ten minutes interaction between the two characters to present to the class.



In one class, two learning partners choose Bobby, a Jewish boy, from Fran Arrick's Chernowitz and Lena, an African American girl, from Ouida Sebestyan's Words by Heart to present a discussion of how discrimination affected them.





Brown and Stephens. Teaching Young Adult Literature: Sharing the Connection. Wadsworth, 1995.















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