Some characters stand out in a story more than others. They can lead the action or be in the background yet both have the ability to change the direction of the story or influence other characters. Persuasive characters have attitude, secrets, hopes and problems: they might like to daydream, open their Christmas presents in secret or eat ice cream out of the container. In this excursion, students deconstruct what makes a persuasive character. They identify their strengths, weaknesses, individual traits, use of language and actions, and then use this information to create their own character. The author will be referring to her books during the presentation so it may be helpful for the children to be familiar with Surf School and Surf Sisters by Laurine Croasdale.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 03 February, 2011.