Ms. Gokturk

Composition

 

Drawing a Character

 

In your group, research the character you were assigned: either Ralph, Jack, Piggy, or Simon.

 

PART I

 

Compile TBE that best illustrates the characterization. Examine:

 

        The characterís physical traits/appearance

        The characterís 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

 

Make a list of text-based evidence (TBE) for each. Use more than one example for each.

 

PART II Once you have completed this, choose one or two artists in your group to 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 a caricature or sketch as a group.

        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 READERíS VIEW BOX. At the bottom of the sheet, create a readerís 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?