This literary response and analysis lesson focuses on analyzing characterization. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read a passage about a specific character and identify textual evidence that develops the character's traits. Each sentence from the passage is classified as character's words, actions, or thoughts. Then, students analyze the method the author used to create characterization. In addition to the lesson, there are eight pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.