CHARACTER SKETCH PROJECT
You and your partner/group are going to create a PowerPoint character sketch about one of the key
characters in To Kill A Mockingbird. Please be sure to consult the requirements for each slide and the
rubric so that you can be sure you will earn the grade you want. This assignment is worth 50 points.
1. Atticus Finch 7. Charles Baker (Dill) 14. Mr. Cunningham
2. Jean Louise (Scout) Harris 15. Calpurnia
Finch 8. Mayella Violet Ewell 16. Mrs. Henry Lafayette
3. Jeremy Atticus (Jem) 9. Tom Robinson Dubose
Finch 10. Heck Tate 17. Mrs. Grace
4. Robert E. Lee (Bob) 11. Aunt Alexandra Merriweather
Ewell Hancock 18. Helen Robinson
5. Arthur (Boo) Radley 12. Link Deas
6. Miss Maudie Atkinson 13. Mr. Dolphus Raymond
1. Meet as a group and decide on 3 adjectives that describe what kind of person your character is.
2. Decide if your character’s name has significance, or if you can skip this slide.
3. Divvy up the slides in a fair way.
4. Complete slides individually. Be sure to look for ways to discuss literary devices such as
symbolism, framing device, irony, and others we have studied.
5. Assemble the slides into one presentation. Edit and revise presentation together.
6. Choose an appropriate design for your presentation.
7. Practice presenting.
Slide Should include
1 Character’s name
The character’s main purpose in the book
The book title (don’t forget to italicize) and author
2 Describe the character include as much of the following as possible:
What is the character like?
What does the character look like?
How does the character act?
Include information about the character’s speech if it is in any way unusual
State the conflicts the character faces in the story
3 If your character’s name has significance, explain it.
4 Provide 3 adjectives that describe what kind of person your character is. The three characteristics
may be good traits or the person’s faults.
5 Show how the character demonstrated the first characteristic that you identified in slide 4. Cite a
variety of incidents from the plot in your own words and integrate at least two quotes which
demonstrate the trait.
6 Follow instructions for slide 5 to demonstrate the second characteristic that you identified in slide
7 Follow instructions for slide 5 to demonstrate the third characteristic that you identified in slide 4.
8 Reveal your character’s part in the outcome of the story if you have not already done so in other
9 Provide a works cited slide, in MLA style, for any sources consulted including the book.
CHARACTER SKETCH PROJECT RUBRIC
A/B C D F
Group Work Group divides work fairly Group generally divides work Much of the work is done by All of the work is done by one
among members. Members fairly among members, one person. Members do not person. Members do not
effectively worked both although one person may take effectively work both effectively work both
individually and collaborative- on more of the work. Members individually and collaboratively individually and collaboratively
ly. somewhat effectively work both (note: this may result in (note: this may result in
individually and collaborative- different grades for individuals different grades for individuals
ly. in a group). in a group).
Slides Each slide has the required Most slides have the required Some slides have the required Most slides are incomplete.
information on it. information on them. information on them, but many There is much inaccurate
Information is accurate Information is mostly accurate do not. There is much information throughout the
throughout the presentation. throughout the presentation. inaccurate information presentation. There are many
There are few errors and they There some errors, but they are throughout the presentation. significant errors.
are not significant. not significant. There are several significant
Literary Devices Where possible and There was an attempt to There was an attempt to There has been no attempt to
appropriate, members have incorporate literary devices into incorporate literary devices into incorporate literary devices into
accurately incorporated literary the presentation, but the presentation, but the presentation, despite
devices into the presentation. information was inaccurate or information was inaccurate opportunities to do so.
somewhat incomplete. and/or very incomplete.
MLA “In-slide” citations and the “In-slide” citations and the “In-slide” citations and the “In-slide” citations and the
works cited slide are in MLA works cited slide are usually in works cited slide are not in MLA works cited slide are not in MLA
format. Pictures have captions MLA format. Pictures have format. Pictures may have format. Pictures lack captions
identifying their source. captions identifying their captions identifying their identifying their source.
Spelling , There are very few spelling There are several spelling There are several spelling There are many spelling and/or
Grammar, and and/or grammar errors, and and/or grammar errors, but and/or grammar errors, and grammar errors, and they
Style they do not interfere with they do not interfere with they interfere with interfere with understanding.
understanding. Quotes are well understanding. Some quotes understanding. Some quotes Quotes are missing or no
integrated. may be missing or some are may be missing and they are attempt to integrate them has
awkwardly integrated. awkwardly integrated. been made.
A/B C D F
Presentation Presentation design is Presentation design was Presentation design was very Presentation design was very
appropriate, not distracting. somewhat distracting, or text distracting, and text may not be distracting, and the text is not
The text is clean and easy to may not be easy to read. All easy to read. Some pictures easy to read. Pictures may be
read. All pictures are pictures are appropriate. may be inappropriate. During missing. During delivery,
appropriate. During delivery, During delivery, students delivery, students may not students do not maintain eye
students maintain eye contact, usually maintain eye contact, maintain eye contact, and/or contact, and are hard to hear or
are audible, and speak clearly. are usually audible, and usually may be hard to hear or understand.
speak clearly. understand.