A character analysis is one of the easiest ways to engage critical thinking and analytical skills. Because characters do not exist in isolation from other literary elements, in-depth character studies help to dramatically boost your students’ understanding of literature as a whole.
My favorite way to get students REALLY examining a character is to use the 11 elements of Depth and Complexity. Each of these elements offers a valuable launch point for character exploration.
I made this set of FREE Depth and Complexity Character Analysis Task Cards based on questions that relate to the 11 elements of Depth and Complexity! Look through the file carefully before printing; I included a few different versions (color and black-and-white). I also included a set with the same task card per page for those who would like to print them on different color cardstock. The two pages after the task cards contain graphic organizers that students can write their responses on.
- Total Pages 30
- Answer Key N/A
- Teaching Duration 1 Week