- Learn the difference between indirect and direct characterization and identify examples in the novel.
- Identify character traits revealed about George and Lennie and explain what they suggest about each character.
- Analyze interactions between George and Lennie and what it suggests about their relationship.
Print and digital versions available!
- Google™ Slides
1. Seven pages of Teacher Directions
2. Info sheet
- Defines characterization and the two types (indirect and direct).
3. Activity 1 – Character Traits Graphic Organizer
- Graphic Organizer focusing on the characterization of George & Lennie based on physical appearance.
- Optional poster version if you want to make it more of a group activity.
4. Activity 2 – Indirect and Direct Characterization Chart
- Version 1 – Individual
- Page one tasks students with finding examples of the actions, behaviors and speech of both George and Lennie and explaining what it reveals about their character.
- Page two requires students to focus on the interactions between George and Lennie and what it reveals about their relationship with each other.
- Version 2 – Group Assignment
- Students are assigned either George or Lennie and have to find examples of either their actions, speech or impact on each other and what is suggests about their character.
- Instructions for group and presentation options included!
5. Activity 3 – Character Relationships Chart
- Students analyze the interactions between George and Lennie to see what it reveals about their relationship.
- Students use the activities to draw a final conclusion about their first impressions of George, Lennie and their relationship.
- There are two different versions of this assessment:
- Version 1: Students can use The SAUCY Response Method to respond to each assessment question. This is a writing strategy I created myself in response to the struggles I saw my students having when trying to write brief constructed response.
- Version 2: Just the assessment question.
7. Two answer keys
File Type: PDF & Google Slides
Total Pages: 78
Content Pages: 55