Characterization

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Excellent source for developing language and communication through listening, speaking, viewing, and presenting.

Author Timothy Tocher explains to elementary/middle school level students how he created the characters in several of his stories.

Interactive Tool allows students to demonstrate understanding of characters they read about. Can also be used as a prewriting tool for students to create their own characters in their own story writing.

Website is basically a powerpoint presentation of the elements of fiction, starting with the setting. Uses pictures and examples throughout. Very clear and easy to understand site.

An interactive tool that allows students to choose 1 of 4 kinds of story maps and explain and organize their ideas about the elements of a story they are reading. Students can choose Character, Conflict, Resolution, Setting maps.