As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log. This log (also called a character map) allows students to recall relevant information about important characters. When reading a novel, small attributes and details frequently become important as the plot progresses. With character mapping, students will record this information, helping them follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable!
|Pip (Philip Pirrip)||The main protagonist, living in a small town outside of London. He grows up wanting to be a gentleman to impress the woman he loves, who is incapable of loving him in return.|
|Joe Gargery||A blacksmith, who is married to Pip's sister and caretaker. Joe is Pip's best friend.|
|Mrs. Joe||Pip’s sister who constantly reminds him how she raised him ‘by hand’. She is not a pretty woman, but she is honorable.|
|Miss Havisham||A wealthy woman who was left at the altar. She manipulates many of the characters in the novel.|
|Estella||Miss Havisham’s adopted daughter. It is later revealed that she is the daughter of Molly and Abel Magwitch.|
|Orlick||An apprentice to Joe who tries to kill Pip.|
|Herbert||Also known as the Pale Young Gentleman, Herbert becomes Pip’s best friend in London.|
|Abel Magwitch||The convict Pip encounters in the marshes. He is secretly Pip’s benefactor.|
|Compeyson||A swindler who framed Abel, and attempted to rob Miss Havisham.|
|Matthew Pocket||Miss Havisham’s nephew, and Pip’s tutor in London.|
|Sarah, Georgiana, & Camilla||Miss Havisham’s relatives.|
|Jaggers||An affluent attorney who oversees the estates of Pip and Miss Havisham.|
|Wemmick||Jagger's assistant, who aids Pip with moral advice.|
|Bentley Drummle||Adversary of Pip who eventually marries Estella.|
|Uncle Pumblechook||Joe’s wealthy uncle, a corn merchant, who introduces Pip to Miss Havisham and her daughter Estella.|
|Mr. Wopsle||A family friend and struggling actor. He is related to Biddy.|
|Biddy||A young girl who educated Pip early in his life, and eventually marries Joe.|
|Startop||Like Pip, he is studying in London to be a gentleman. Pip trusts and befriends him.|
|The Aged||Wemmick's elderly Father.|
|Molly||Jagger's maid, Estella's Mother, and Abel's ex-fiance.|
Grade Level 9-10
Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Character MapCommon Core Standards
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Create a character map for the major characters.
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| Proficient |
| Emerging |
| Beginning |
Character Picture & Scene
The characters and scenes are both appropriate for the book's characters.
Many of the characters and scenes match the book's characters.
More than half of the characters and scenes do not match the characters in the book.
Accuracy of Notes
Most of the information of the notes is correct.
Many of the notes have correct information, but some are incorrect or missing.
Less than half of the information of the notes is correct and relevant.
Work is complete, thorough, and neat.
Most of the sections of the character map were at least attempted and work is presentable.
Character map is unfinished and/or disorganized.
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