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Note to Teacher: Give students ample time to develop their monologues. An effective method of conducting presentations of this nature is to have students draw names or pick numbers to determine presentation order. Consider reading a few monologues from authors before giving this assignment so students have an idea of how they might proceed.
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Part One Chapters 1-3 Characterization Objective: Interpreting characterization of major characters Activity After reading the first three chapters of Things Fall Apart, the reader has a good sense of the personality of both Okonkwo and his father‚ Unoka. Follow the directions to complete a brief oral character sketch. 1. Imagine you are either Okonkwo or Unoka. 2. Go back through the first act and list all the details you can find about your character. Include any physical characteristics, mannerisms, traits revealed directly or indirectly (what other characters say or think about him), and your impressions of this character’s voice. 3. Make a brief sketch of what you think your character looks like. (You may wish to research the clothing of the Ibo tribe in 1890s Nigeria.) 4. Write a one-page sketch from your character’s perspective that begins and ends with the same statement: “I am _____________________________.” Create a monologue about who your character believes himself to be. 5. Be prepared to deliver your monologue to the class. Use appropriate oral presentation techniques, such as speaking in a clear and audible tone, making eye contact, and using effective gestures. S - 21 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart
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T - 22 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Chapters 1-3 Characterization Objective: Comparing and contrasting characters Activity In order for the reader to identify with the characters, the author creates a visual of his characters through description and detail. The first three chapters of Things Fall Apart reveal much about the protagonist Okonkwo and his father‚ Unoka. A Venn diagram is a way to organize the similarities and differences between two people or things visually. In the center, where the circles intersect, write the similarities. On either side, write the differences. Fill in the Venn diagram that follows to compare and contrast Okonkwo with his father Unoka. Consider their personalities, attitudes, relationships, and appearances. OKONKWO UNOKA famous for personal achievements holds many titles Both are tall. huge, with a wide nose Both teach life lessons with proverbs. little patience a hard working, successful farmer wealthy well respected among clan rules his household with a heavy hand fears failure famous for laziness and debt dies with no title thin, with a slight stoop carefree, laid back a debtor and a loafer poor musician considered a failure by clan hated by his son no apparent fears
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Chapters 1-3 Characterization Objective: Comparing and contrasting characters Activity
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