They never move on until I tell them, "enough with the Rosaline references, Shakespeare uses this only to show how impulsive, fickle, inexperienced, and immature Romeo truly is. He is a dynamic character." At this moment, I lose them. This year, I realized, "we need to focus on understand characterization."
In comes the mini flip for characterization. I chose four main categories for developing characters:
1. Actions - What does the character do? Motivations?
2. Feelings- What are the emotions the character experiences and expresses?
3. Traits- With this one I go for the physical and the general relationships
4. Dialogue- What the character says. Better yet, what do the other characters say about him or her.
How to Assemble a Mini Flip Book