Ms. Gokturk



Character Sketch: Holden


Working in pairs, research the character, Holden, and complete a character sketch.



Compile TBE that best illustrates the characterization. Examine:


·        The character’s physical traits/appearance

·        The character’s personality traits

o       what the character says

o       what the character does (ACTIONS)

o       what the character thinks

·        what others say about this character or how they react


For each category, find the three best examples that help us understand who Holden is. Use direct quotes with page numbers.




Once you have completed this, DRAW the character to serve as visual diagram for the info you found. Leave room on your page for the TBE! You may exaggerate features for effect. This is called a caricature.


·        Draw sketch.

·        Label all physical descriptions with TBE and page numbers. Use arrows to connect your TBE to the drawing.

·        Use voice bubbles to quote what others say about the character. These may coming from off the page or draw the other characters. Label all TBE with page numbers.

·        Use voice bubbles to quote what the character actually says. Use more than one example. Label all TBE with page numbers.

·        Link the actions with the part of the drawing that makes the most sense. Label all TBE with page numbers.

·        The READER’S VIEW BOX. At the bottom of the sheet, create a reader’s impression of the character: in other words, what do you think the author is trying to have us think about this character? In other words, examine your TBE and make an assessment of what this signifies. What is your view, as the reader, of this character?