- Has the teacher selected one of the following types of characters to best fit the Storyline?
- fictitious characters that the students create and develop
- characters playing a defined role (students as themselves)
- multiple characters through which students view the story (book based study)
- Do the characters fit naturally into the story and have a vital purpose?
- Are they easy for students to identify with?
- Do the characters enhance the story and bring it to life through active daily roles and meaningful activities?
- Do the characters create a strong Storyline community?
- Have students developed and expanded the story through the eyes of their character?
- Do the characters explore the affective as well as the cognitive domain?
- Do they develop and change as the story moves along?
- Are characters developed and kept alive by students throughout the Storyline?
- Have students gathered information about charactersʼ physical characteristics, clothing, occupations, etc. through research and detailed study?
- Have teacher/students set criteria for quality work, with clear expectations for process and product? (structure !before activity)
- Have biographies been written and characters introduced?
- Have activities been included for characters to get to know each other?
- Has a routine been established for getting in character?
- Are opportunities provided for characters to develop as the story moves along?