Creating Characters

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Creating Characters
Year 5 English

Curriculum Code:
Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that
draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced
(ACELT1612)

Aim:
Students look at how characters in stories give impression by just looking at them.

Preparing:
⦁ Start clip at 22:14 till 24:15 http://www.tv4education.com.au/SmartLibrary/SmartLibraryWeb/TitleView.html?BookID=152261.01
⦁ Ask the students to point out who they think are the good people. And who are the bed people.
⦁ Discuss why we think this? what made us suspect each of these characters? Is this always the case in fantasy stories?

Presenting:
⦁ Students now look and play this online activity creating characters of their own. Looking at body shape, head size, clothes, facial expression and other items that contribute to a distinguish character design.
⦁ This activity can be completed individually or on the IWB as a whole class.
⦁ Link at bottom of lesson

Applying:
⦁ After completing this activity students are asked to create their own characters. One as the villain and one as the good guy/girl. Ask them to draw funny creatures with different body shapes just like on the online activity which will help depict the good and bad guy.
⦁ Once finished get students to show their drawings and reasons behind the colours, facial expressions, body type etc.

Links:
Character markers – visual attributes
http://splash.abc.net.au/media?id=31482&source=upper-primary-english

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