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Mark Twain Portrait: Jim Portrait:  Huck Finn Caricature:

Project Title:  Picture the Character (or Author)

Software Used:  Internet

Subject and Grade Level:  English 9-12 (or any other course)

Standards:  12.1.1, 12.2.5

Suggestions:  If you have a student that is less artistic (or you want to use it as a small assignment), use a webpage such as www.magixl.com for creating the facial features and merely add color and background to make it more individualistic.

Materials needed:  paper, colored pencils or markers, etc.

Lesson Plans/Directions:  I use this as a creative time at the end of a quiz.  Have students create a caricature of a character or author.  If you use the webpage for the face, students just need to add color and create a background with symbolic representations that fit the character.  For example, Huck Finn may be placed on a raft,  Mark Twain may be put in a white suit or on the picture of a riverboat.  It can be used with pretty much any novel and is a fun way to be sure students visualize their characters.

Web Site to Generate Caricatures:  http://digibody.com/avatar-maker/index.php