Lesson 1 (from Part One - Monday, Chapter 1 - Secret Paper-Work)
Characterization is the way an author develops characters in a story. The readers learn about characters through their actions, speech, and thoughts. The objective of this lesson is to learn about the characterization of James Bond.
1) Class Discussion: What is characterization? Why is characterization important in a story? What does an author do to help the readers learn about the characters in a story? What do we learn about James Bond from what he says, does, and thinks in Chapter 1?
2) Groups: Divide the class into groups of three or four. Discuss the questions: What is effective characterization? In Chapter 1, is the author's characterization of James Bond effective? Why or why not? Would you consider James Bond to be a two-dimensional or three-dimensional character? Why?
3) Individual Writing Assignment: Write a paragraph that addresses which element is the strongest in the characterization of James Bond in Chapter...
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