Based on Dialogue - Lesson and Pointers

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Learning how to make inferences about characters based on their dialogue
1. Why did the character say that?
What is the character thinking?
Visualize the character’s expression
and gestures. What are you thinking
about the character?
What the character says… I think…
Why did the character do that?
What might the character do next?
I think the character does this
2. Physical Traits:
What does the character look like?
How does the author describe the
character’s facial expressions, looks and
The character is… so I think…
Inner Thoughts:
What is the character thinking?
Why didn’t the character say this out
What do the characters thoughts
show you?
The text says the character thinks… so I think…