- Characters are the people in a story. Stories tell the reader how a character acts, thinks, or feels. A character helps advance the plot.
When you read a story, think about:
- Which word(s) best describes a character
- Why a character does what he or she does
- How a character behaves with another character
- How two (or more) characters are similar or different
- How a character’s actions affect the plot
- How the setting or the plot changes/affects the characters