Narrative Basics Lesson 1: Characters
Story - Narrative
Middle years and up
- Teach students to create rich character descriptions through, including their relationships, histories, feelings and behaviour.
- This lesson looks at different ways we can describe characters, from stating their name to describing the relationships to passing a narrator's judgment. We bring everything together in a checkpoint piece that features a complex, extended description of a character. We use middle years-friendly texts by David Walliams and Roald Dahl, however the lesson content will work for older students. This lesson contains 13 writing activities and will take most students 2-3 hours to complete. UPDATE: If you want to assign individual pages from this lesson, search for "character activity".