Grades 9-12 Summer Reading Assignment:
is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character.
Characterization is revealed through direct characterization and indirect characterization.
the personality of a character. There are five methods of indirect
Use the mnemonic device of STEAL to remember the five types of indirect characterization.
What does the character say?
How does the character speak?
Find a quote where the character says something that you think is important to the story.
What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings?
Find a quote in which the character is conveying how he/she really feels. The information might
be something that no one else in the story knows.
What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or