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Comic character sketch

Using Costume to Define a Character

The class reads a short story and each student chooses a character. They analyze the character’s age, personality, social, and economic status, and imagine clothes he/she might wear. Then they make a presentation board to convey their ideas to the class. Warm-up and follow-up activities are included.

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Suggested Classes: Art, Drama, Literature

State and National Standards: Arizona, California, Washington, National

Suggested Materials:

  • Selection of short stories
  • Paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Magazines
  • Glue
  • Paint chips
  • Poster board
  • Fabrics