Point out that in the character sketch above, the writer highlighted what he or she felt were some of Liz's best qualities or character traits. For each trait or characteristic, the writer provided at least one detail that supported -- served as proof -- that Liz possessed that trait.
But I can still hear the sound of her voice and ask her opinion on the telephone! Write a character sketch about somebody you know well. After they have mastered the art of writing a character sketch of somebody familiar, they can transfer their character-sketch writing skills to a character sketch about a character in a novel or another piece of literature.
So I like to give my students the opportunity to use exercises like this one to generate several ideas about characters, settings, and plots before they begin writing a story. Goals To describe a character physically To describe a character's personality To write a character sketch Materials Needed The worksheet I have included in this lesson Pencils and Erasers or Pens and Whiteouts Note cards to take notes Procedure First, you will explain the definition of a character sketch.
A good character sketch provides support detail for each identified trait.