The Adventure of Character Arc Mountain

The Journey Through the Character Arc

With Mary Bennett

Lesson Plan:

The Adventure of Character Mountain with Mary Bennett

Worksheet 1:

Understanding the STORY ARC to understand the CHARACTER ARC – Google Docs

Worksheet 2:

Worksheet 3:



Grades: 5-8

Addressing a character arc through an actor practice and point of view. We use the base fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood to develop a deeper understanding of the exposition, rising action, obstacle, climax, falling action and resolution to track how a character changes, grows, fails,and succeeds in their journey.

Materials: Blank paper and pencils, colored pencils are a bonus. If students use a journal even better. PDF -Printable “Character Arc” that can be used with the lesson and afterwards