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Name___________________________________ Semantic Feature Analysis Chart The Outsiders Directions: This chart has a list of characters from The Outsiders and a list of attributes. One by one, analyze each of the characters and decide if he can be described by these words. Put an ‘X’ in the boxes that describe the character, and leave those blank that do not. Do this for each of the eight characters listed. Be prepared to defend your answers. Attribute Character Gallant Egotistical Ambitious Benevolent Gregarious Witty Striking Malicious Apathetic Introverted Passionate Ponyboy Sodapop Darry Dally Johnny Two-Bit Cherry Randy Christy Bateman, 2006 Semantic Feature Analysis Chart For The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton PURPOSE OF THE STRATEGY: Semantic Feature Analysis Charts help students to further comprehend the vocabulary words they are studying and simultaneously allows them to explore the attributes of the characters in the novel. Students will comprehend the vocabulary better as they apply it and defend their position. DIRECTIONS: STEP 1 CREATE A LIST OF ATTRIBUTES Choose words that will challenge your students and can be applied to characters in the novel. Make sure you go over these words with the students before doing this activity in class. STEP 2 CREATE A SEMANTIC FEATURE ANALYSIS CHART Create a Semantic Feature Analysis Chart by listing the important characters down the side of a table and the attributes across the top. STEP 3 EXPLAIN THE PROCEDURES Explain that students will analyze each character and decide if he/she can be described by the attribute listed. Have students place an ‘X’ in the boxes when the attribute applies to the character, and leave it blank when it does not. STEP 4 DISCUSSION After the students have finished their chart, divide them into small groups and tell them to discuss and defend their opinions. ASSESSMENT The Semantic Feature Analysis Chart is good to assess students’ comprehension of the vocabulary and the literature. The teacher can assess their knowledge of the vocabulary by the words students picked for each character. The comprehension of the vocabulary and the literature will increase as they are asked to put the two together and analyze their interpretation.Christy Bateman, 2006 Semantic Feature Analysis Chart The Outsiders Teacher Example Directions: This chart has a list of characters from The Outsiders and a list of attributes. One by one, analyze each of the characters and decide if he can be described by these words. Put an ‘X’ in the boxes that describe the character, and leave those blank that do not. Do this for each of the eight characters listed. Be prepared to defend your answers. Attribute Character Gallant Egotistical Ambitious Benevolent Gregarious Witty Striking Malicious Apathetic Introverted Passionate Ponyboy X X X X X X Sodapop X X X X X Darry X X X X X X Dally X X X X X X Johnny X X X X Two-Bit X X X X Cherry X X X X X Randy X X Christy Bateman, 2006