Agenda and Objective 8/28/09 AGENDA (What we do) Hand out planners Review Characterization Vietnam Videos Group Project: The Things They Carried OBJECTIVE (Why we do it) Help students organize Find out what we need to work on Learn a little about the soldiers in Vietnam Practice finding characterization techniques
How much did you learn? Define characterization. Define Inference. What are direct and indirect characterization? Name the five methods of characterization. Provide one example of each of the methods of characterization from your favorite movies, TV shows, and books.
APPEARANCE Characterization = The art of creating a character 5 Direct Characterization Techniques Actions: What characters do Thoughts: What characters think Speech: What characters say Opinions: The opinions of other characters Appearance: The way characters look Indirect Characterization What examples did you find? What is the importance of appearance in characterization? What we can infer (guess) about the character?
Pre-Write: Write about your experience with war Do you have relatives who were in a war? Do they talk about it? What are they like? What do you think of war in the news? What is your opinion about war?
VIETNAM: What to do during the video… Write down examples of characterization you see in the video.
Pass Out Class Copies Class Copy = Do not write on this paper Use your notebook to complete the writing assignment
The Things They Carried The following quotes are from a short story about a unit of American soldiers during the Viet Nam war. Split up the quotes among the members of your group so that each person gets a different character. On your own paper, write down the names of all the students in your group. Then, below that, answer these two questions about your character, based on the description of what the soldier carried: Does the author tell us something directly about the character or did we have to infer (guess about) the information? What can you guess about the character’s personality? What can you tell about the character’s experience during this war?