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"Character Lenses"

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Summary

Participants explore different perspectives and reflect on how those perspectives influence a story

Instructional Strategies

1. While doing creative writing, have participants investigate the people involved in their storyboards. 2. What types of people were involved? 3. What do you think they were thinking and feeling? 4. Encourage the identification of at least three divergent perspectives and interests. 5. Participants can do this activity with poetry, prose, or film. 6. What are additional perspectives that the author or director did not present? 7. What are some character lenses that might be useful to include?

Participant Tasks

1. While doing creative writing, investigate the people involved in your storyboards. 2. What types of people were involved? 3. What do you think they were thinking and feeling? 4. Identify at least three divergent perspectives and interests. 5. You can do this activity with poetry, prose, or film. 6. What are additional perspectives that the author or director did not present? 7. What are some character lenses that might be useful to include?

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