1.Do Now – THINK about and answer the Do Now.
2.Quiz on the story.
3.Today’s Question – How does an author develop the character traits of Mathilde in the story?
4.Mini Lesson – Identifying character traits in a story.
5.Practice what you know – With a partner, identify two character traits of Mathilde.
6.HW – Single Paragraph Essay on “Checkouts” by Cynthia Rylant.
1.Imagery – How the author describes a character.
2.Words – Things an author makes a character say or think.
3.Actions – How an author makes a character behave.
Figuring Out How an Author Creates Character Traits
Directions: Fill out the chart below with text based details that show how Guy de Maupassant uses imagery, words or actions to create the character, Mathilde.
Positive or Negative?
Text Based Detail
ImageryUsing the senses to describe the character.
“She was one of those pretty and charming girls…” p.31
WordsThings the character says or thinks.
ActionsThings the character does; how they behave.