Creating Characters in Creative Writing | Two Activities to Create a Character


Creating characters in creative writing can be a fun activity for secondary language arts classes. Add these two high-interest activities to any narrative writing lesson.

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Creating characters in creative writing can bring narrative writing alive.

In creative writing or with narrative writing, students will need to create characters. They should not stereotype or only build flat character though. This creative writing activity includes a teacher sheet, student sheet, five brainstorming activities, a fun multiple choice “quiz” for the character, and a rubric. Everything except the pictures are editable.

You can download this as a Powerpoint to use in your classroom, share it with students on Google Classroom, or print the pages if needed.

Specifically, this create a character activity includes:

♦ A teacher directions page.

♦ A student directions page.

♦ A rubric.

♦ Five pictures with different prompts asking students to consider various aspects of a character. You can see these prompts on the cover and preview. Sample answers are included.

♦ 20! Goofy and fun multiple choice questions for the “character” to take! Questions include how the character packs for a trip, packs a lunch, and consumes ketchup. Inspire students by taking a quiz from their character’s perspective.

Typically, the creative writing assignment to create a character takes an entire class period to show and work with students. Then, students take another day or two to create their characters. As part of polishing their characters, students will take the multiple choice quiz for their character.

This creative writing lesson will help students see many sides of building a character.

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