The Body Biography Bundle for any novel, short story, play, or film is filled with all you need to teach and promote the amazing characters your students experience in their reading. Your students will experience the unique approach of using a collaborative poster, a character study, textual evidence, research, and the body biography project!
This blank template bundle includes 3 characters sketches for an adult female, adult male, and a child. Give your students a relevant and modern experience while promoting the 4 C’s, character traits and characterization. Leave the body biographies up all year long! I adapted the body biography concept to align with citing textual evidence, character traits, research, and inference skills.
**Shown on the cover, is an example of a completed body biography for the character Abigail Williams, from The Crucible.
Includes 3 choices:
★ Featuring fun but mature images / body outlines- appealing to all grades. In line art for your students to add, a choice for their character drawing, color and design.
★ Poster is 32 inches high by 10 inches wide. It requires 4 pages each.
★ Reflection Questions
★ Bonus – characterization pre-planning sheets for each character sketch!
★ Student handout that explains each part of the body biography project (there are 12 parts).
★ Teacher set up directions, learning objective / learning outcomes, background, tips, and CCSS
What’s the Student Objective?
•Review what is supportive evidence.
•Define the literary term “character trait” and explore how to provide details that support their inferences (apply this skill similar to exploring a fictional text).
•Use the novel, class notes, and web resources to research the character (subject), then cite evidence to find accurate and descriptive word choice.
•Fill out Body Biography graphic organizer/poster.
Group work should promote:
•Intellectual understanding, abilities and skills.
•Communication, cooperative and teamwork skills such as planning. management, leadership and peer support.
•Personal growth (increased self-esteem and self-confidence).
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Directions are clear and explicit.
Danielle Knight Copyright 2019