~Copy of Short Story
Essential Questions: Who are you? What makes you unique? What factors influence who you are?
1. Have students break into groups of three. Assign each group one of the characters from the story/novel.
2. Explain assignment to students: Using the materials provided, create a poster of your group's assigned character. Each poster must include (1) character's name, (2) physical characteristics, (3) personality traits, (4) relationships to other characters, and (5) any other relevant information.
Pass out materials for creating a poster.
Ask students to present their posters to the class. Each group will discuss
what aspects of the character they included.
5. Encourage students to discuss the similarities and differences between the characters and the factors that influence these characters' identities.
Relate the discussion of the characters to the identities of the students.
Ask students to display the posters throughout the room in order for them to
be used as character references throughout the novel.
8. Inform the groups that as they learn more about the characters they will be responsible for adding this new information to their group posters each day at the beginning of class.