Ms. Gokturk


Illustrating Character & Setting


In your group, research the character or setting you were assigned.



Compile TBE that best illustrates the assigned category. Find as much evidence as possible to really illustrate each category. Examine:

·        The character’s physical traits/appearance

·        The character’s personality traits

o       what the character says

o       what the character does (ACTIONS)

o       what the character thinks

·        what others say about this character or how they react

·        For setting: find as much description about the actual place, time, and impression.


Make a list of text-based evidence (TBE) for each. Use more than one example for each.




Once you have completed the research element, choose one or two artists in your group to DRAW the character or setting to serve as visual diagram for the info you found. Leave room on your page for the TBE!


Name of Character or Description of Setting

Rounded Rectangular Callout: How others react, respond, or what they think of the character/setting.

Physical Description.  What does the character look like? Include any props. For setting, this is the bulk of your TBE. Find as much as possible.


Analysis: General description of what we understand about this character or setting. These are the inferences you make. This is the analysis part of your piece.


ACTIONS: What the character does. Use TBE and comment on this builds characterization.


What the  character thinks.  Give TBE  with explanation.


·        Draw the character or setting.

·        Label all physical descriptions with TBE and page numbers. Use arrows to connect your TBE to the drawing.