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Name_________________________________________________Date_________________________________Period_____________ Direct and Indirect Characterization Practice S peech: What does the character say? How does the character speak? T houghts: What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings? E ffect on others toward the character: What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or behave in reaction to the character? A ctions: What does the character do? How does the character behave? L ooks: What does the character look like? How does the character dress? Keep in mind the five types of indirect characterization to help you with the following excerpts. Read the excerpt and write what the author is saying about the character and what method of “STEAL” helped you figure it out. 1. Jessie was the kind of girl who would deliver the newspaper every day, no matter what the weather was like. Indirect characterization:___________________________________________________________________________________ Method of STEAL:_____________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. “Janine never studies,” said Mrs. Johnson. “She thinks she already knows the answers.”

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