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Examine How Authors Develop Characters in their Stories

In this worksheet, students identify ways in which authors develop characters in their stories.

'Examine How Authors Develop Characters in their Stories' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Discuss Words and Phrases

Popular topics:   Reading Comprehension worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Writers use many different techniques when they are creating characters in their stories. Look at this extract from a story set in a school.


a school


Mr Jacobs glared at Tom. His lips were pressed together and his fingers drummed on the desk.


'Come here, now!' he barked.


Tom stood up and walked slowly towards the front of the classroom, dragging his feet. He could feel his heart thumping in his chest and sweat starting to prickle on his palms.


He stood in front of Mr Jacobs, fixing his eyes on the teacher's shiny black shoes.


'Look at me, boy!' sneered Mr Jacobs.


Tom slowly glanced upwards until their eyes met. He gulped.


The author has told us a lot about the characters of Tom and Mr Jacobs in this short passage. In this activity, we will look at the ways that authors develop characters in their stories.

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