Short Stories: Character Development Review


Goals for the Week:

  1. Follow along with the daily readings of short stories.
  2. Complete your Choice Board project
  3. Continue to collaborate with teachers and classmates

Today’s Checklist:

  1. Watch video about character development (and take a quiz later)
  2. Complete a Nearpod lesson
  3. Identify dynamic characters in literature and film

Today’s Lesson!


  • ELAGSE9-10RL3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

Learning Target: 

I can analyze complex characters in short stories by completing a Nearpod lesson so that I can find examples of dynamic characters from movies and television.


Here’s a slightly silly duo explaining character development. Check out their video:

Work Session: 

Your assignment for this unit!

You will have one major assignment for this unit, and you get to choose it! Visit the choice board and select one project to complete about one story. In other words,

Today’s Story: No story! Today we are reviewing character development 🙂

Today we are doing another lesson through NearPod! The lesson should show up right below this text. If you need to sign in, use your school Office365 sign in – message your teacher if you don’t know your sign in info 🙂

Closing Session:

Take this 8-question quiz about Different Types of Characters. How did you do?

Examples of dynamic characters in literature:

  1. Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series
  2. Hamlet from Shakespeare’s titular play
  3. Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird
  4. Ponyboy from The Outsiders
  5. Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol

Can you think of other dynamic characters from literature? Write down as many as you can think of in thirty seconds. Share with a family member, a friend, or your teacher.

What about film? Here is an example of a dynamic character from a film. Can you think of any others? Share with someone you know!

Looking Ahead: NEXT UNIT!!!

This concludes our short stories unit! Remember, no new content on Friday. Please complete your Choice Board project and turn it in to your teacher by Friday, May 1, at 11:59pm 🙂

On Monday, we begin our FINAL UNIT of the semester: Greek Mythology!

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