The Character Sketch
The Character Sketch
I. Selecting a Subject
II. Creating Description
III. Including Action
IV. Developing a Character_s Speech
V. Including a Setting
Pre-Writing Questions for the Character Sketch
A Person Who Made a Difference
1. Name a person who has made a difference in your life and explain what the difference has been.
2. If the person is a family member, where do you see him/her most often? If the person is not a family member, where did you meet him/her?
3. What do other people think of tthis person? What might other people say about him/her?
4. Picture this person. Describe him/her in as much detail as you can. Include facial features, physical appearance, clothing, manner of speech.
5. How does his/her appearance reflect his/her personality?
6. When you picture this person, what do you think of him/her doing?
7. Describe something special or memorable that happened between you. This should be an incident that shows how this person has made a difference in your life.
The Character Sketch Format, aauthor of Sentence Composing.
First Paragraph (one sentence) Use the answers to your first two pre-writing questions to write the first sentence, but do not reveal the person_s name or identity.
Second Paragraph (several sentences) In the first sentence of this pparagraph, name the person, the person_s relationship to you, and include the information from pre-writing question 3. Then support that topic sentence with selected details from your answers to 4, 5, and 6. Don_t use all your details, just the ones that fit the topic sentence.
Third Paragraph (several sentences) Write another paragraph that uses other details about your person from pre-writing questions 4, 5, and 6. Be sure to include a simile in the first sentence of this paragraph.
Fourth Paragraph (several sentences) Write a paragraph about your answer to question 7.
Fifth Paragraph (one sentence) Write a final paragraph that summarizes why this person is important to you. It should connect back to your first paragraph.