Casting a Novel Character (ELA)

Students learn to analyze characters and their development in a work of fiction. They select a character in a written work and imagine him or her as a main character in a TV show or movie. They craft monologues and dialogues for the show or movie that introduce the character and reveal his or her development. 

Length: 15 50-minute sessions

Unit Project Description

For the unit project, students imagine that the main character from the novel has been cast in a television series. Each student writes an opening monologue for the series. Students then work in teams to write a key scene, in the form of a dialogue in script format, to be used in an episode of the series.

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