The fifth-grade class has been learning about how good writers often tell their readers how a character looks and behaves. Their prompt: A simple neck tie! The class has been focusing on developing the following techniques to make their characters seems real, ultimately helping their readers visualize and understand them.
– describing the physical characteristic of a character
– revealing a character’s speech, actions, or thoughts
– showing how other characters in a story react to the character
This assignment will culminate with a short story writing project.