Transcript: Character Box #1 | Mar 31, 1999

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The opening slate pops up with a countdown timer on 0 seconds and the title “TVO’s Virtual Classroom. Get connected.”
The “V” in “Virtual” is a tick, the “A” in “classroom” is an at sign with an extended loop that turns into a power cord with a plug at the end, and the first “O” in “classroom” is a spinning globe.
Missus UJ appears on screen. She’s in her forties, with shoulder-length curly blond hair. She’s wearing a black blazer and a dark patterned silk scarf.

Missus UJ says HI, AND WELCOME TO
LANGUAGE ALIVE.
I'M MISSUS. U.J.
AND I'M SO HAPPY TO
BE BACK THIS WEEK
TO DO A LITTLE MINI
SERIES ON MONDAY,
WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY,
CALLED THE CHARACTER BOX.
NOW, I JUST WANT TO
TALK TO YOUR TEACHERS
FOR JUST A MINUTE, AND
FIRST OF ALL, I THINK,
TEACHERS, IT WOULD BE A GREAT
IDEA IF YOU TAPED THE SERIES,
THAT WAY, SOMETIMES
THINGS GET MOVING
A LITTLE QUICKLY,
AND YOU CAN USE IT
AND GO BACK TO
A REFERENCE.
THE OTHER THING I'D LIKE
TO POINT OUT TO YOU
IS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
THE EXPECTATIONS.
WHILE THE KIDS ARE
CREATING THE BOX,
RESEARCHING THE BOX,
THE FINISHED BOX,
AND THEN PRESENTING
IT, THIS CHARACTER BOX
PROJECT MEETS ALMOST
EVERY ORAL AND
VISUAL COMMUNICATION,
BOTH THE OVERALL,
AND THE SPECIFIC
EXPECTATIONS.

She shows a blue piece of paper that states what she mentioned.

She continues SO THAT'S FOR
YOU, TEACHERS,
TO KEEP THAT IN MIND,
THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE
A GREAT TIME DOING IT.
THE KIDS LOVE DOING THIS,
AND IT'S A LOT OF FUN,
BUT IT'S ALSO A LOT OF
REALLY IMPORTANT LEARNING
AND WRITING AND
PRESENTING AND SO ON,
ALL GOES INTO
THE PROJECT.
NOW, FIRST OF ALL
BOYS AND GIRLS,
I KNOW YOU'VE
ALL COLLECTED,
AND YOU HAVE
AN EMPTY BOX.
AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT
WE'RE ALL STARTING WITH,
IS AN EMPTY BOX.

She grabs a white cardboard box and continues
AND I GOT SO EXCITED
ABOUT THE PROJECT,
THAT I DECIDED THAT THIS
WEEK I WOULD DO ONE, TOO.
SO MAYBE IF THERE'S
SOME TIME AT THE END
OF THE SHOW, I CAN SHOW
YOU SOME OF THE THINGS
I'VE COLLECTED TO
PUT INTO MY BOX.
SO WHAT WE'RE GOING
TO DO IS TODAY
WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN,
TOMORROW, OR WEDNESDAY,
WE SHOULD BE CREATING
THINGS FOR THE BOX.
FRIDAY THE BOX
SHOULD BE FINISHED,
AND I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU
LOTS OF IDEAS ON FRIDAY
ABOUT HOW TO PRESENT
YOUR BOX TO AN AUDIENCE.
SO YOU HAVE TO WORK
IN THE CLASSROOM.
AS SOON AS THE SHOW IS OVER,
YOU MIGHT BE STARTING
TO THINK ABOUT IT, WORK ON
IT TONIGHT, ON TUESDAY,
AND BY WEDNESDAY, YOU
SHOULD BE FAIRLY INTO
THE PROJECT, OKAY?
I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO
HAVE A LOT OF FUN DOING IT.
SO I DON'T THINK THERE
WILL BE A PROBLEM
WITH THE WORK PART.
I WANT TO POINT OUT
TO YOU SOMETHING
I CALL THE BUZZ.
AND FOR THOSE OF YOU
THAT MAY HAVE BEEN WITH
THE PROGRAM LAST YEAR
ON
LANGUAGE ALIVE,
THE BUZZ MEANS
QUICK TALK.
IT MEANS WORKING
WITH PARTNERS.

Mistress UJ grabs a sheet of paper that reads “The Buzz. Quick talk. Partners.” She appears on a small window on the right bottom of the screen.

She continues I'LL OFTEN GIVE A LOT OF
QUESTIONS WHERE YOU HAVE TO BE
WORD COLLECTORS AND
YOU HAVE TO COME UP
WITH ALL SORTS OF WORDS,
THEN CALL THEM INTO ME.
REMEMBER, POUND 9 IS HOW
YOU REACH Mrs. U.J.
AND CALL IN YOUR ANSWERS.
SO WHEN YOU SEE
THE BUZZ COME UP,
THAT MEANS GET THE
PENCIL, GET THE PAPER,
AND START WRITING
THINGS DOWN,
AND CALL IN AS
QUICKLY AS YOU CAN.
NOW, REMEMBER THAT YOU
SOMETIMES WON'T
GET THROUGH, BUT
DON'T GIVE UP.
SOMETHING THAT WORKED
REALLY WELL IN OUR SCHOOLS
LAST YEAR BECAUSE
WE HAD SO MANY KIDS,
IF YOU APPOINT A
LEADER IN YOUR CLASS,
AND WHEN I ASK FOR WORDS
TO DESCRIBE SOMETHING,
OR SO ON, YOU CALL THE
WORDS OUT TO YOUR LEADER,
AND YOUR LEADER
CAN WRITE IT DOWN,
AND MAYBE IN YOUR GROUP,
SOMEBODY ELSE COULD
CALL IN, AND YOU COULD TAKE
TURNS BEING THE WRITER,
AND TAKE TURNS BEING THE
PERSON THAT CALLS IN.
THAT WAY WHEN THE
PERSON CALLS IN,
THEY'VE GOT ANSWERS
FROM PERHAPS TWO HERE,
TWO BEHIND YOU,
TWO OVER HERE,
AND WE'RE GETTING A
LOT MORE KIDS GETTING
THEIR ANSWERS
ON TELEVISION.
SO THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
NOW, IN ORDER TO
DO A CHARACTER BOX,
I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE
A REALLY GOOD IDEA
IF WE FIRST OF ALL LOOKED
AT THE WORD CHARACTER,
SO YOU COULD SEE WHAT
ARE ALL THE THINGS
WE'RE GOING TO BE
LOOKING ABOUT A PERSON
SO WE CAN FILL A BOX.
OKAY, SO LET'S LOOK AT
THE WORD CHARACTER FIRST.

A new piece of paper reads “Character: a person’s qualities, patterns of behaviour, inner strength, reputation, status/position, unique characteristics.”

She continues NOW, A CHARACTER MEANS
A PERSON'S QUALITIES.
IT HAS TO BE A PERSON THAT
YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR PROJECT.
I DON'T WANT YOU CHOOSING
A PET OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
SO WE'RE REALLY
WORKING ON A PERSON.
SO A PERSON'S QUALITIES.
YOU CAN BE LOOKING
AT PATTERNS
OF THEIR BEHAVIOUR,
INNER STRENGTH, OKAY,
SOMETHING ABOUT THEM
THAT'S REALLY STRONG
THAT'S PART OF
THEIR CHARACTER.
YOU CAN BE LOOKING
AT THEIR REPUTATION.
IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT DOING
ONE ON A FAMOUS PERSON,
OR A FAMOUS
SPORTS PERSON,
PERHAPS THEY HAVE SOME
SORT OF REPUTATION
THEY'VE GATHERED WITH
THEIR FAME AND SO ON.
YOU CAN BE LOOKING AT THEIR
STATUS OR THEIR POSITION.
ONE OF THE BOXES I'M
GOING TO SHOW YOU LATER,
THE PERSON, THE BOXES,
ACTUALLY DID A LOT
OF THINGS, AND ONE OF
THEM WAS A TEACHER.
THAT WAS HIS POSITION.
AND WE'RE LOOKING AT
UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS.
SO YOU'RE ALWAYS LOOKING
FOR SOMETHING
REALLY SPECIAL
ABOUT THAT PERSON,
AND ALL THE THINGS YOU
WILL WANT TO INCLUDE
IN YOUR BOX WILL BE
SOMETHING SPECIAL.
NOW, THERE ARE THREE
DIFFERENT SOURCES
YOU CAN USE FOR
YOUR CHARACTER BOX.
YOU CAN EITHER DO YOUR
BOX ABOUT SOMEONE
THAT YOU KNOW, SOMEONE
YOU KNOW REALLY WELL.
IT CAN BE SOMEONE
THAT IS ALIVE,
OR SOMEONE THAT IS
NO LONGER ALIVE,
A PERSON YOU
KNEW OR DID KNOW.
YOU CAN DO IT ON A
CHARACTER IN A BOOK.
NOW, SOMETIMES WHEN
YOU READ A NOVEL,
YOU FINISH THE BOOK,
YOU THINK, WOW,
I KNOW EVERYTHING
ABOUT THAT PERSON.
I KNOW HOW THEY
THINK, FEEL, MOVE,
I KNOW EVERYTHING.
SO YOU MIGHT BE
ABLE TO DO THAT.
PERHAPS YOU READ
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY,
OR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT A PERSON,
OR YOU WOULD LIKE
TO THIS WEEK,
THAT MAKES A GREAT
CHARACTER BOX.
NOW, THE THIRD ONE IS TO
DO IT ON A FAMOUS PERSON.
IT MIGHT BE SOMEONE
THAT YOU WANT
TO RESEARCH
ON THIS WEEK.
PERHAPS YOU HAVE DONE A
PROJECT RECENTLY ABOUT
A PERSON THAT YOU'D
LIKE TO SHARE
IN THIS FORMAT
OF A BOX.
SO ANY OF THOSE SOURCES
WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA.
NOW, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE
A GOOD IDEA TO SHOW YOU
A CHARACTER BOX, AND HERE
IS CHARACTER BOX NUMBER ONE.
NOW, THIS CHARACTER BOX
WAS A BOX THAT A GIRL
IN MY CLASS DID, AND
IT'S ON TO THE SOURCE
OF SOMEONE SHE KNEW.
THE THING ABOUT
THE OUTER BOX,
YOUR BOXES ARE
ALL PLAIN.
THEY MIGHT SAY NIKE
OR SOME SORT OF SHOE
MANUFACTURER ON THEM,
BUT THAT WHOLE BOX
IS GOING TO BE COVERED.
AND EVERYTHING ON THAT
BOX IS GOING TO BE
SIGNIFICANT ABOUT
YOUR CHARACTER.
IT'S GOING TO BE
VERY CHARACTERISTIC,
IF YOU WILL, OKAY?
NOW, I'M GOING TO
SHOW YOU THIS ONE.
YOU CAN TAKE A
LOOK AT IT.
SOME OF THE
CALLS I RECEIVE,
I'M GOING TO ASK YOU IF
YOU CAN FIGURE OUT
WHO THIS BOX
MIGHT BE ABOUT.
THIS IS A LITTLE
GIRL AMANDA,
SHE DID THIS BOX AT
THE END OF THE SUMMER.
I'LL GIVE YOU
THAT CLUE.

She shows a box wrapped in gray and light yellow paper with colourful feathers and strings of paper on the top.

She continues YOU CAN SEE HOW SHE
DECORATED THE BOX.
IT'S REALLY SUPPOSED TO
BE SYMBOLIC OF PERHAPS
THE SUMMER THEY
SPENT TOGETHER.
SO WHEN YOU THINK YOU
HAVE AN IDEA OF WHO
THIS CHARACTER BOX
MIGHT BE ABOUT,
AND THIS WAS FOR AMANDA,
THEN CALL IN YOUR ANSWER.
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU
CAN SEE AS CLEARLY.
THERE'S A LOT
OF BARK ON HERE.
IT LOOKS FAIRLY
FESTIVE.
THERE ARE SOME
FEATHERS AND THINGS.
THE SIDES OF THE BOX
ALMOST LOOK LIKE
THE BARK OF A TREE.
SO THERE WE GO.
OKAY, WE HAVE
OUR FIRST CALLER.
AND IS THIS SARAH OR
GREG FROM USBORNE?

She speaks with a spectator via a telephone conversation.

Greg says GREG.

She says HI, GREG.
HAVE YOU GOT AN IDEA OF
WHO THE CHARACTER BOX
MIGHT BE ABOUT?

Greg says AN INDIAN?

She says OH, THERE'S A
REALLY GOOD GUESS.
AND WHAT GAVE
YOU THAT IDEA?

Greg says BECAUSE THERE WERE LOTS
OF FEATHERS ON IT THAT
INDIANS MIGHT PUT IN, IN
THEIR HAIR OR SOMETHING.

She says THAT'S A REALLY
GOOD GUESS,
A REALLY GOOD GUESS.
YOU'RE REALLY CLOSE
BECAUSE I THINK THE NAME
OF THE CAMP AMANDA WENT
TO HAD AN INDIAN NAME.
SO YOU WERE VERY,
VERY CLOSE.
AND THE BOX WAS
ACTUALLY ABOUT
HER CAMP COUNSELLOR.
AND AMANDA WENT TO
CAMP FOR TWO MONTHS.
AND OF COURSE SHE WAS WITH
HER CAMP COUNSELLOR 24-7,
24 HOURS A DAY,
7 DAYS A WEEK,
AND SHE REALLY GOT TO KNOW
HER VERY, VERY WELL.
BUT THAT WAS A
VERY GOOD GUESS.
YOU WERE VERY,
VERY CLOSE.
AND THANKS FOR
CALLING IN.

Greg says OKAY.

She says OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO
CONNECT TO THE NEXT STUDENT.
I'M SURE THEY HAVE AN IDEA
ABOUT THE CHARACTER BOX ALSO.

Jennifer says HELLO.

She says HI, WE'RE CONNECTED
TO USBORNE.
IS THIS JENNIFER?

Jennifer says YEAH.

She says HI, JENNIFER.
DID YOU HAVE AN IDEA ON
WHO THE CHARACTER MIGHT BE?

Jennifer says I WAS GOING TO SAY THE
SAME THING GREG SAID
BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT
WAS AN INDIAN, TOO.

She says OKAY.
THAT WAS A VERY,
VERY GOOD GUESS.
AND I KIND OF FORGET, I'D
HAVE TO OPEN THE BOX,
BUT I DON'T WANT
TO DO THAT TODAY,
BUT FORGET WHAT THE
NAME OF THE CAMP WAS,
BUT IT WAS AN
INDIAN NAME,
SO YOU DID AN
EXCELLENT GUESS.
OKAY SO THANKS
FOR CALLING IN,
WE'LL TALK TO
YOU AGAIN.
NOW, WHAT WE WANT TO DO IN
ORDER TO DO A CHARACTER BOX,
WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO
DO IN THE LESSON PART
TODAY IS TO DO WHAT I
CALL CHARACTER ANALYSIS.
SO LET'S JUST LOOK DOWN AT
THAT, CHARACTER ANALYSIS.
AND WHAT CHARACTER
ANALYSIS ACTUALLY MEANS,
WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT
SOME LITTLE TECHNIQUES
AND THINGS, WAYS
IN WHICH WE CAN
ANALYZE A CHARACTER.
NOW, WE'RE FIRST OF ALL
GOING TO LOOK AT
THE OUTER CHARACTER, AND
THEN AS THE LESSON GOES
THROUGH, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK
AT THE INNER CHARACTER.
NOW, I'M GOING TO
INTRODUCE YOU, FIRST,
A CHARACTER THAT
I LIKE A LOT,
HER NAME IS
LAUGHING LYNNIE.
AND LAUGHING LYNNIE IS
A WONDERFUL CHARACTER.
DON'T BE MIFFED, IF HER
OUTER APPEARANCE
ISN'T THAT ATTRACTIVE,
IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT
SHE'S NOT AN ATTRACTIVE
PERSON ON THE INSIDE.
BUT WHAT WE'RE
GOING TO DO,
WITH YOUR PAPER IN
HAND, AND YOUR PENCIL,
SOON AS YOU SEE LAUGHING
LYNNIE COME UP ON
THE SCREEN, I WANT
YOU TO WRITE DOWN,
AND YOU CAN WORK
IN PARTNERS HERE,
WRITE DOWN AS MANY THINGS
AS YOU CAN THAT YOU
COULD USE TO DESCRIBE
HER OUTER APPEARANCE.
OKAY, SO I'M GOING
TO PUT THE BUZZ UP.
AND THEN LAUGHING
LYNNIE IS COMING OUT
OF THE DRESS-UP BOX,
AND HERE SHE COMES.

Missus UJ appears wearing a scary mask and a red and white spotty headscarf. She touches her face and gestures as if she were laughing.

A blue piece of paper pops up. It reads “The Buzz!”

After a while, she continues NOW, THAT'S A GREAT
FACE, AND I HOPE
IF I TEACH SCHOOL FOR
ANOTHER 30 YEARS,
THAT'S NOT GOING
TO HAPPEN TO ME.
BUT ANYWAY, REMEMBER THAT
WE'RE LOOKING FOR KIDS
TO CALL IN, PUSHING POUND 9,
AND GIVING DESCRIPTORS OF
WORDS ON LAUGHING LYNNIE.
MY KIDS AT SCHOOL HAVE
A GREAT TIME WITH HER.
YOU CAN IMAGINE WHEN THEY
PUT THAT FACE ON IN
THE DRAMA ROOM, WHAT
HAPPENS TO THEIR BODY
AND THEIR VOICE AND THEIR
GESTURES AND THE CANES
AND CAPES, AND SHE'S JUST A
WONDERFUL CHARACTER TO PLAY.
OKAY, WE HAVE USBORNE
CALLING IN, AND JEFF.
HI, JEFF.

Jeff says HELLO.

She says HI.
DO YOU HAVE ANY WORDS
THAT MIGHT DESCRIBE
LAUGHING LYNNIE?

Jeff says SHE IS CRAZY.

She writes down Jeff’s answer on a piece of paper that reads “Face.”

She says SHE IS.
OKAY.
WHY DO YOU THINK, THAT'S
SORT OF AN INNER THING,
IT'S NOT REALLY
HER OUTER,
BUT WHY DO YOU
THINK SHE'S CRAZY?

Jeff says BECAUSE SHE HAS
A WEIRD FACE.

She says SHE DOES, SHE DOES.
AND CAN YOU
DESCRIBE HER FACE?
WHAT WORDS
HAVE YOU GOT?
ANY DESCRIPTORS THAT
DESCRIBE ANYTHING
ABOUT HER FACE?
YOU REMEMBER THE EYEBROWS
OR THE NOSE OR THE CHIN,
OR THE SKIN, ANYTHING?

Jeff says I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

She says YOU CAN'T HEAR ME?
HOW ABOUT HER
COMPLEXION?
DID SHE HAVE AN
ATTRACTIVE COMPLEXION?
CAN YOU THINK OF A WORD
THAT WOULD DESCRIBE IT?

Jeff says SHE IS NOT ATTRACTIVE.

She says NOT ATTRACTIVE.
OKAY, THAT'S
REALLY GOOD.
OKAY, THANKS VERY
MUCH FOR CALLING IN.
WE'RE GOING TO TAKE
ANOTHER CALL NOW.
ELGIN AVENUE, I'M
LOOKING FOR YOUR SCHOOL
TO COME UP ON MY
SCREEN HERE.
I'M ANXIOUS TO HEAR
FROM ALL OF YOU.
WE HAVE ANOTHER
CALLER COMING IN.
HER FACE WAS NOT
TERRIBLY ATTRACTIVE,
BUT WHAT WE WANT TO DO
IS CALL IN AND GIVE ME
SOME DESCRIPTIONS.
SOME WORDS THAT MIGHT
DESCRIBE THINGS LIKE
THE NOSE, WAS THERE
ANYTHING ON IT,
OR THE SHAPE OF THE CHIN,
THE KIND OF EYEBROWS,
WHAT WAS GOING
ON WITH HER HAIR?
THOSE ARE ALL OUTER
DESCRIPTORS, OKAY?
WE'RE LOOKING FOR THOSE
KINDS OF THINGS TO COME IN.
HI, USBORNE,
WE HAVE RANDY?
OR IS THIS IAN?

Ian says IAN.

She says HI, IAN.
DO YOU HAVE ANY WORDS
THAT WOULD DESCRIBE
LAUGHING LYNNIE?

Ian says PARDON ME?
CAN YOU SAY THAT AGAIN?

She says DO YOU HAVE ANY WORDS
THAT WOULD DESCRIBE
THE OUTER FACE OF
LAUGHING LYNNIE?

Ian says CREEPY.

She says YES, ANYTHING ELSE.
WE HAVE THAT UP HERE.
ANYTHING ELSE?

Ian says UGLY.

She says OKAY.
CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME
THINGS FROM THE OUTER
DESCRIPTION THAT
MADE HER LOOK UGLY.
WHY DO YOU SAY UGLY?

Ian says CAN YOU SAY THAT AGAIN
I NEVER HEARD YOU.

She says OKAY.
WHY UGLY?
WHAT ABOUT HER
FACIAL DESCRIPTION
MADE HER UGLY TO YOU?

Ian says WARTS.

She says OKAY, GOOD.
SHE HAD A COUPLE OF
THOSE, DIDN'T SHE?
SHE HAD ONE
ON HER NOSE.
AND SHE HAD ONE
ON HER CHIN.
ANYTHING ELSE?

Ian says NO.

She says OKAY.
WELL, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
WE'LL TAKE ONE MORE
CALL ON LAUGHING LYNNIE.
WE'VE GOT SOME
GOOD DESCRIPTIONS.
USUALLY, WHEN WE
DESCRIBE THINGS,
I TELL MY KIDS IT'S
SOMETIMES A GOOD IDEA
TO START AT THE
TOP AND WORK DOWN.
AND YOU COULD MAYBE
START WITH THE HAIR
AND SOMETHING ABOUT
THE BROWS AND SO ON.
WE HAVE A CALLER
FROM USBORNE.
AND IT'S ALICIA.
HI, ALICIA.
ALICIA?
HI, DO YOU HAVE ANY WORDS
TO DESCRIBE THE FACE?

Alicia says YEAH.
SHE LOOKS SORT OF OLD.

Mistress UJ OKAY.
WHAT ABOUT HER
APPEARANCE MADE HER OLD?
ANYTHING?
ABOUT HER OUTER
DESCRIPTION?

Alicia says PARDON?

Mistress UJ CAN YOU THINK OF ANYTHING
ABOUT HER OUTER FACE
THAT MADE HER LOOK OLD?

Alicia says SHE LOOKED SORT
OF CONFIDENT.

Mistress UJ says OKAY.
SHE DID.
SHE LOOKED VERY
CONFIDENT.
WHAT MADE HER LOOK
CONFIDENT TO YOU?
JUST THE WAY SHE
CARRIED HER BODY
AND SWUNG HER
HEAD, PERHAPS?

Alicia says I CAN'T REALLY
HEAR YOU.

Mistress UJ OH, CAN'T YOU?
MAYBE I'M SPEAKING
TOO QUICKLY,
OR MAYBE THE VOICE
IS COMING OVER.
COULD YOU ASK YOUR
FACILITATOR TO CALL
THE HELP DESK.
MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING
THAT'S HAPPENING WITH
MY VOICE OVER THE AIR.
IT WOULD BE GOOD
FOR US TO KNOW THAT.

Alicia says OKAY.

Mistress UJ says OKAY, HERE WE HAVE
A CALL FROM ELGIN.
GREAT, OKAY.
WE JUST WANT A FEW MORE
OUTER DESCRIPTIONS,
THEN WE'RE GOING TO
GET ON TO ANALYZING.
HI, ROBIN?

Robin says HI.

Mistress UJ says HI, HOW ARE YOU?

Robin says GOOD.

Mistress UJ says GLAD TO HEAR FROM
ELGIN AVENUE TODAY.
NOW, WOULD YOU HAVE ANY
WORDS TO DESCRIBE
THE OUTER CHARACTER
OF LAUGHING LYNNIE?

Robin says WEARING A MASK.

Mistress UJ says THAT'S RIGHT.
THAT WAS A MASK.
THAT'S RIGHT.
IT DEFINITELY
WAS A FACE MASK.
GOOD FOR YOU
FOR SAYING THAT.
IT WASN'T A REAL
PERSON, OKAY.
THAT WAS GREAT, AND SHE
WAS WEARING A MASK.
AND ONE OF THE THINGS,
WHEN WE WEAR THAT MASK
IN THE CLASSROOM THAT THE
KIDS ARE ALWAYS KNOCKED
OUT ABOUT THAT MASK ARE
THOSE WRINKLES ON THE FACE.
AND THANK YOU FOR SAYING
THAT WAS THE MASK
BECAUSE THAT'S REALLY NOT
MY REAL FACE, RIGHT?
SO THANKS FOR CALLING
IN, ELGIN AVENUE.
KEEP CALLING, OKAY?
NOW, WHAT WE WANT TO DO
IS TO TAKE A LOOK AT
THE INNER
CHARACTER, OKAY?
WE LOOKED AT THE OUTSIDE,
BUT WHEN YOU'RE DOING
A PROJECT ON A CHARACTER
AND YOU WANT TO ANALYZE
THAT CHARACTER, WHAT YOU
REALLY HAVE TO DO IS YOU
HAVE TO FOCUS ON
WHAT THE INSIDE
OF THE CHARACTER IS LIKE.
NOW, I BROUGHT WITH ME A
COUPLE OF BOOKS TO SHOW YOU.
AND I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU
A COUPLE OF ILLUSTRATION.
HERE'S ONE HERE.
THIS IS A GREAT
BOOK, TEACHERS.
IT'S CALLED:

Mistress UJ grabs a book cover that reads “A bad case of stripes. David Shannon.” It shows the drawing of a sick little girl lying in bed. She has colourful striped all over her body.

She continues THE THING I LIKE ABOUT
THIS BOOK IS IT HAS
A GREAT LESSON FOR KIDS TO
READ ABOUT PEER PRESSURE
AND STANDING UP FOR
WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN.
AN THE CHARACTER,
CAMILLA, IN THE STORY,
ACTUALLY LOVES LIMA BEANS,
BUT SHE'S AFRAID TO SAY
SHE LIKES LIMA BEANS
BECAUSE EVERYBODY
WILL LAUGH AT HER.
SO WHAT HAPPENS IS
SHE ACTUALLY GETS
A CASE OF THE STRIPES.
IT'S SORT OF LIKE THE
PINOCCHIO THING WHERE
THE CHARACTER TELLS A LIE
AND SOMETHING HAPPENS TO
THEM, AND HER
WHOLE BODY GETS
COVERED WITH STRIPES.

She opens the book. A page shows a drawing of an old doctor examining Camilla.

She continues BUT THE CHARACTER WE'RE
GOING TO LOOK AT IS
THIS PERSON, THAT
HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN
TO HELP CAMILLA OUT.
SO WHAT I'D LIKE YOU TO
DO IS GET YOUR PAPER
AND YOUR PENCILS HANDY,
GET THEM OUT WORKING,
AND I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT
THE OUTER DESCRIPTION
OF THIS CHARACTER AND
DECIDE WHO IS HE?
WHO IS HE, AND WHAT
CLUES DO YOU HAVE FROM
HIS OUTER DESCRIPTION
OF WHO HE MIGHT BE?
THEN, WHEN I
WANT YOU TO DO,
IS I WANT YOU TO WRITE
DOWN WHAT YOU THINK
HIS INNER CHARACTERISTICS
ARE LIKE?
WHAT KIND OF PERSON IS HE?
NOW, IN ORDER
TO ANALYZE THAT,
YOU MIGHT BE
THINKING, OKAY,
WHAT'S HE FEELING
RIGHT NOW?
NOW, YOU COULD LOOK
AT HIS EXPRESSION,
YOU COULD LOOK
AT HIS EYES,
YOU COULD LOOK AT
JUST THE WAY
HE'S LOOKING
AT CAMILLA.
WHAT'S HE THINKING,
WHAT'S HE FEELING?
THEN I WANT YOU TO COME UP
WITH A WORD AND CALL
THIS IN ABOUT WHAT
DOES THIS TELL YOU
ABOUT HIS CHARACTER?
SO TAKE A LOOK AT
THIS CHARACTER.
IT'S A GREAT
ILLUSTRATION.
AND WHEN YOU
HAVE AN ANSWER,
YOU CAN CALL
THAT ONE IN.
NOW, WHILE WE ARE WAITING
FOR OUR FIRST CALLER
ON THAT ONE, I'M GOING TO
INTRODUCE YOU TO ANOTHER
CHARACTER, AND THEN WE
CAN TAKE A COUPLE
OF CALLS ON THIS.
THIS SECOND
CHARACTER IS TRISH,
AND SHE'S FROM THE BOOK:

She grabs another book entitled “Thank you Mister Falker.” The cover shows a schoolgirl reading and thinking while a man stands next to her.

She continues THIS STORY IS A GREAT BOOK
CERTAINLY FOR THE GRADE 4,
5 LEVEL, AND EVEN
OLDER, ANY GRADE, REALLY.
THE STORY IS
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL.
AND PATRICIA WROTE THIS
TO THANK HER TEACHER,
MISTER FELKER, ACTUALLY,
SHE'S CHANGED HE HAS
NAME IN THE STORY TO
MAKE THIS A FICTION,
WHO TAUGHT HER
TO READ IN GRADE 5.
LET ME OPEN IT UP SO
YOU CAN SEE TRISH
AS A YOUNG GIRL
IN GRADE 5.
LET'S LOOK AT
HER CHARACTER.
SO GET WRITING DOWN
HER OUTER CHARACTER.

She opens the book. A page with the drawing of a girl covering her mouth showing a sad gesture on her face appears.

She continues WHAT DOES SHE LOOK LIKE,
AND WHAT SORT OF OUTER
DESCRIPTIONS
CAN YOU USE?
YOU MIGHT START AT
THE TOP AND WORK DOWN.
AND WHAT ARE THE
INNER DESCRIPTIONS?
WHAT IS TRISH
FEELING RIGHT NOW?
AND HOW IS
SHE RELATING?
PERHAPS SHE'S
FEELING, YOU KNOW,
SHE'S NOT READING
IN GRADE 5.
HOW IS SHE FEELING, AND
WHAT DOES THIS PICTURE
TELL YOU ABOUT
HER CHARACTER?
SO OUR FIRST
CALLER IS HERE.
AND NOW WE'RE CALLING IN
ABOUT THOSE TWO CHARACTERS
AND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT
THEIR CHARACTER IS LIKE.
HI.
HI, JEFF?

Jeff says HELLO.

She says HI, THIS IS
FROM USBORNE?

Jeff says YES.

She says GREAT.
OKAY, JEFF, DO YOU HAVE
ANY IDEAS ABOUT
THE FIRST CHARACTER I
SHOWED YOU IN THE BOOK?

Jeff says I THINK HE LOOKS
REALLY SHOCKED.

She writes down Jeff’s answer on a blue sheet of paper that reads “Doctor Bumble: outer, inner. Trish: outer, inner.”

She says GOOD.
THERE'S A GOOD ONE.
OKAY, THAT'S AN
INNER CHARACTER.
HE'S VERY SHOCKED.
GOOD FOR YOU.
FROM HIS PHYSICAL, HOW DID
YOU MAKE THAT ASSUMPTION
THAT HE WAS SHOCKED?
WAS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT
WHAT HE LOOKED LIKE,
OR HOW HE WAS LOOKING THAT
GAVE YOU A CLUE TO THAT?

Jeff says HIS FACE WAS LIKE -
HIS MOUTH WAS WIDE OPEN.

She says GOOD.
GOOD FOR YOU.
THAT'S A VERY
GOOD ANSWER.
THANKS FOR
CALLING IN.
WE'RE GOING TO TAKE
ANOTHER CALL ON DOCTOR BUMBLE.
HIS MOUTH WAS OPEN.
IMAGINE BEING THE DOCTOR
THAT WAS CALLED IN
WHEN SOMEONE IS
COVERED IN STRIPES?
OKAY, SO WE HAVE
CHRISTOPHER
FROM SAINT JOHN BREBEUF.
HI, CHRISTOPHER?
OR CASSANDRA?
HELLO?
HELLO?
CHRISTOPHER?
OKAY, WE'LL CONNECT
WITH ANOTHER STUDENT.
HI, COURTNEY
OR JENNIFER?

Courtney says HELLO?

Miss UJ says HI, GOOD AFTERNOON.
DO YOU HAVE
SOME IDEAS?

Courtney says HELLO?

Miss UJ says HI, JENNIFER?
OR IS THIS COURTNEY?

Courtney says NO, COURTNEY.

Miss UJ says OH, HI COURTNEY.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK
ABOUT DOCTOR BUMBLE
FROM THE CASE OF STRIPES,
OR WOULD YOU LIKE
TO TALK ABOUT TRISH?

Courtney says THE DOCTOR.

Miss UJ says OKAY, DOCTOR BUMBLE.
DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING
THAT YOU ANALYZED ABOUT
HIS CHARACTER JUST
FROM LOOKING AT HOW
HE WAS RELATING
TO CAMILLA?
ANYTHING ABOUT
THE CHARACTER?

Courtney says I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

Miss UJ says WHAT ABOUT THE
CHARACTER?
WHAT WAS HE LIKE?

Courtney says HE LOOKED SURPRISED.

Miss UJ says GOOD.
OKAY, SURPRISED.
HOW DID YOU GET
THAT IDEA?

Courtney says HIS EYES WERE
REALLY WIDE.

Miss UJ says RIGHT, OKAY.
GOOD FOR YOU.
THANKS FOR
CALLING IN.
THAT WAS A GOOD
ANSWER.
EYES WIDE.
OKAY, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT
WHAT PEOPLE LOOK LIKE
AND HOW THEY REACT TO
THINGS, AND THAT REALLY
HELPS US FIND OUT
ABOUT THE CHARACTER.
OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE
A COUPLE OF CALLS ON TRISH,
AND SEE HOW WE CAN
ANALYZE TRISH.
SO WE'LL JUST TAKE A
MOMENT AND CONNECT THERE.
HOPEFULLY WE CAN COME
UP WITH SOME WORDS ON
HER OUTER DESCRIPTION,
AND WHAT SHE LOOKED LIKE.
AND I THINK HER OUTER,
AND HER GESTURES TOLD US
A LOT ABOUT WHAT SHE WAS
LIKE ON THE INSIDE.
OKAY, HI,
ELGIN AVENUE.
I'M GLAD YOU'RE BACK.
IS THIS ERIN?
IS THIS JONKER?
HI, JONKER?
OKAY, PICK UP YOUR
PHONE, JONKER, OR ERIN.
OKAY, WE'LL JUST
TAKE ANOTHER MOMENT
AND WE'LL CONNECT
WITH ANOTHER STUDENT.
HI, IS THIS PAIGE
OR CASSANDRA?

Melissa says IT'S MELISSA.

Miss UJ says OH, HI MELISSA.
LET'S TALK A LITTLE
BIT ABOUT TRISH.
CAN YOU TELL ME SOMETHING
ABOUT WHAT TRISH
LOOKED LIKE IN
THE ILLUSTRATION?

Melissa says SHE LOOKED SAD.

Miss UJ says SHE DID, SHE DID.
AND CAN YOU TELL ME
HOW YOU GATHERED THAT
FROM THE ILLUSTRATION?
WHAT MADE HER
LOOK SAD TO YOU?

Melissa says THE EYES.

Miss UJ says GOOD, OKAY.
WHAT ABOUT HER EYES?
WHAT WERE THEY DOING?
WERE THEY A COLOUR, OR WERE
THEY DOING SOMETHING?
YOU KNOW SHE WAS
SAD, WHY?

Melissa says THEY'RE LOOKING DOWN.

Miss UJ says YES, OKAY.
AND THAT CERTAINLY TELLS
YOU ABOUT CHARACTER
WHEN THEY ARE
LOOKING DOWN.
ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT
WHAT SHE WAS DOING?

Melissa says PUTTING HER HAND
OVER HER FACE.

Miss UJ says SHE WAS COVERING
HER FACE, GOOD, OKAY.
THE NICE THING ABOUT THAT
STORY IS THE AUTHOR
OF THE STORY WENT ON TO
LEARN TO READ VERY, VERY WELL,
AND HER READING
DIFFICULTIES DISAPPEARED
AS SHE WORKED
REALLY HARD ON IT.
AND SHE ACTUALLY WAS THE
AUTHOR OF THAT BOOK,
AND IS QUITE A WELL
KNOWN CHILDREN'S AUTHOR.
AND I THINK THAT'S THE
NICE PART ABOUT THAT BOOK.
OKAY, SO SHE WAS COVERING
HER EYES AND HER FACE.
NOW, LOOKING AT
AN ILLUSTRATION,
AND KIND OF EXAMINING
HOW PEOPLE RELATE
TO ONE ANOTHER REALLY
TELLS YOU A LOT ABOUT
THEIR CHARACTER.
NOW, LET'S GO
ONE STEP FURTHER.
I'M GOING TO
SHOW YOU A VIDEO.
AND YOU ARE GOING
TO LOOK AT IT TWICE.
IT'S A VIDEO ABOUT
A MIDWAY CLOWN.
SHE'S ACTUALLY HELPING
SOMEONE ON THE MIDWAY.
NOW, THE FIRST
TIME YOU SEE IT,
I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT IT
AND WRITE THINGS DOWN.
I'LL BE QUIET
WHILE YOU CAN LOOK.
AND I WANT YOU TO WRITE
DOWN OUTER DESCRIPTIONS
ABOUT THE CLOWN.
THEN WE'RE GOING TO LOOK
AT IT A SECOND TIME,
AND I WANT YOU TO WRITE
DOWN WHAT GESTURES,
WHAT MOVEMENTS, WHAT
THINGS, FACIAL GESTURES,
HAND MOVEMENTS, WHAT
SORT OF MOVEMENTS
AND BODY LANGUAGE, WHAT
DOES THAT TELL YOU
ABOUT THE CHARACTER?
OKAY, LET'S TAKE A
LOOK AT THE VIDEO.

A clip plays.

A female clown wearing a pink braided wig and a blue hat talks with a little boy and kisses his hand on the street. Then, surprised, she opens her mouth and waves at the camera.

Miss UJ says NOW, THERE YOU GO.
YOU'VE GOT SOME IDEAS.
GET SOME WORDS DOWN ON WHAT
SHE ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE.
REMEMBER, THIS TIME
WHEN WE LOOK AT IT,
I WANT YOU TO WATCH
ALL OF HER GESTURES.
SO LET'S LOOK CAREFULLY,
LOOK AT THEM,
AND WRITE DOWN WHAT SORT
OF THINGS YOU CAN MAKE
ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT WHAT
KIND OF PERSON
SHE IS FROM THESE
GESTURES.
SO STUDY THE
GESTURES THIS TIME.

The same clip plays again.

She continues I THINK IF I WAS
LOST ON THE MIDWAY,
THAT'S THE KIND OF
A CLOWN THAT
I'D WANT TO RUN INTO.
NOW, I'LL GIVE YOU A
COUPLE OF MOMENTS TO GET
DOWN YOUR IDEAS ON WHAT
SHE WAS LIKE FROM
HER GESTURES,
AND CALL IN.
REMEMBER, POUND 9 WILL GET
YOU TO ME, MISTRESS. U.J.
AND WHILE YOU'RE
DOING THAT,
I'M GOING TO BE SHOWING
YOU ANOTHER CHARACTER BOX.
AND THIS IS CHARACTER
BOX NUMBER TWO.
THE OUTSIDE OF THIS
BOX SHOWS YOU
A LOT ABOUT WHAT
THE CHARACTER WAS LIKE.

She shows a black box with a black and white stripe pattern cover that reads “Bette Davis.”

She continues WE'LL TAKE A CALL, THEN
WE'LL GET BACK TO THAT.
OKAY, WE HAVE
A CALLER.

Scot says HELLO?

She says OKAY, ERIC OR SCOTT
FROM ELGIN AVENUE?

Scot says YES.

She says HI, IS THIS ERIC?

Scot says SCOTT.

She says HI, SCOTT.
WHAT ASSUMPTIONS DID
YOU MAKE ABOUT
THE CHARACTER IN
THE VIDEO?

Scot says WELL, THE ONE BOY
WAS KIND OF SAD FACE,
SO SHE CHEERED HIM
UP BY KISSING HIM.

On a green piece of paper that reads “Gestures. Body movement,” she writes Scott’s answer.

She says GOOD, OKAY.
SHE KISSED HIS HAND.
GOOD FOR YOU.
SO WHAT KIND OF A
CHARACTER, BY DOING THAT,
WAS THERE ANY WORD
OR CHARACTERISTIC
YOU COULD COME UP
WITH ABOUT HER?

Scot says HE SMILED THEN.

She says GOOD.
THAT'S ANOTHER
GESTURE.
SHE SMILED.
THAT ALSO TELLS YOU A
LOT ABOUT HER CHARACTER.
WHAT KIND OF PERSON
WOULD BE SMILING?

Scot says HE WAS HAPPY.

She says SHE WAS VERY HAPPY, AND
SHE WAS FRIENDLY, RIGHT?
GREAT, OKAY, THANKS SO
MUCH FOR CALLING IN.
WE'LL TAKE ONE MORE
CALL ON THAT ONE.
WE'LL JUST GET ALL
THAT INFORMATION DOWN.
SHE WAS HAPPY.
THAT WAS A
GOOD ANSWER.
AND SHE WAS
FRIENDLY.
HI, JEFF.

Jeff says SHE REALLY
LIKES KIDS.

She says SHE LIKES KIDS.
GOOD FOR YOU.

Jeff says SHE LOOKS LIKE
A RABBIT.

She says SHE DID, DID SHE?
WHAT MADE HER
LOOK LIKE THAT?
DID SHE HAVE
BIG EARS?
OR HER HAIR?
WHAT ON HER OUTER
CHARACTERISTIC
MADE HER LOOK
LIKE A RABBIT?

Jeff says SHE LOOKED LIKE
A HAPPY PERSON.

She says SHE SURE DID.
SHE WAS A VERY
HAPPY PERSON.
NOW, IF YOU GOT
LOST ON THE MIDWAY,
WOULD THAT BE SOMEONE THAT
YOU THINK MIGHT HELP YOU?

Jeff says YES.

She says I THINK SO RIGHT.
SO GESTURES, THANKS SO
MUCH FOR CALLING IN,
GESTURES AND BODY
MOVEMENT CAN ACTUALLY
TELL US A WHOLE LOT
ABOUT A CHARACTER.
NOW, WE'RE JUST GOING TO
TAKE A BREAK FROM
OUR CHARACTER
ANALYSIS RIGHT NOW.
WE'RE JUST GOING TO LOOK
AT THIS CHARACTER BOX
THAT I BROUGHT UP
IN FRONT OF YOU.
AND YOU CAN SEE
IT'S DECORATED IN
A PRETTY UNUSUAL WAY.
AND THE STRIPES ON
IT ARE ACTUALLY QUITE
SIGNIFICANT FOR CHARACTER
BOX NUMBER TWO,
AS TO WHAT SORT OF A
CHARACTER THIS IS ABOUT.
NOW, THIS IS DONE BY A STUDENT
OF MINE CALLED MESHKAT.
AND SHE ACTUALLY
READ A BOOK.
THIS IS A CHARACTER
SHE READ IN A BOOK,
A BIOGRAPHY ABOUT
THIS PERSON.
NOW, YOU MIGHT HAVE A HARD
TIME FIGURING OUT WHY ARE
THESE STRIPES SIGNIFICANT
TO THIS CHARACTER?
AND WHY WOULD SOMEONE
DECORATE THEIR
CHARACTER BOX LIKE THIS?
SO I'LL SHOW YOU TWO THINGS
THAT SHE HAS IN HER BOX.
IT'S AN AWFULLY BIG BOX.
AND THIS MIGHT GIVE
YOU A COUPLE OF CLUES
AS TO WHAT'S IN IT.
LOOK AT ALL THE STUFF
THAT'S IN HERE.
I CAN HARDLY GET
THE BOX CLOSED.
THIS IS A MOVIE
DIRECTOR'S CLAP BOARD.
THIS IS ACTUALLY A MOVIE
DIRECTOR'S CLAP BOARD.
SO YOU CAN SEE BY
LOOKING AT THAT WHY
SHE MAY HAVE DECORATED
HER BOX THIS WAY.
THERE'S ANOTHER THING
SHE ACTUALLY MADE
THAT I PULLED
OUT OF THE BOX,
AND THIS IS REALLY NEAT,
AND IT IS A LITTLE CHAIR.
IT'S A SPECIAL
KIND OF A CHAIR.
AND YOU CAN SEE IT KIND
OF GOES WITH THIS BOX.
NOW, ON THE BACK OF THE
CHAIR THERE'S ACTUALLY
INITIALS OF WHO THIS
PERSON MIGHT BE.
SO WHEN YOU HAVE AN IDEA
OF THE KIND OF A PERSON
THIS CHARACTER BOX IS
ABOUT, PLEASE CALL IN, OKAY?
NOW, THE NEXT WAY WE
ARE GOING TO ANALYZE
CHARACTERS IS WE ARE GOING
TO LOOK AT TONE OF VOICE.
SO I'M GOING TO ASK YOU
TO MAKE A LITTLE CHART.
LET'S JUST LOOK
DOWN ON THIS ONE.

A blue piece of paper shows a table with three rows and two columns. The rows read “Cat, crossbill, bulldog.” The columns read “Appearance, outer” and “Tone, inner.”

She continues WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING
AT A POP-UP BOOK
THAT I LIKE VERY MUCH.
AND IN THE POP-UP BOOK,
WE'RE GOING TO LOOK
AT THREE CHARACTERS:
A CAT, A CROSSBILL
AND A BULLDOG.
NOW, THE LITERARY TERM I
WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO,
MAYBE YOU ALREADY
KNOW THIS ONE,
IT'S CALLED
PERSONIFICATION.
AND PERSONIFICATION IS
WHEN WE GIVE AN ANIMAL
A HUMAN QUALITY.
AND THE QUALITY I'M
GOING TO GIVE THEM,
THE CHARACTERISTIC,
THEY'RE GOING
TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK.
BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO BE
ABLE TO ANALYZE THE CAT,
THE CROSSBILL AND THE
BULLDOG BY THEIR TONE OF VOICE.
BECAUSE TONE OF VOICE
CAN ACTUALLY TELL YOU
A LOT ABOUT A CHARACTER.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF I SAID
TO YOU, COME HERE,
WE'RE GOING TO
SIGN THE CARD.
YOU MIGHT WANT TO GO AND
SIGN THE CARD WITH ME.
I'M VERY ANXIOUS,
SURPRISED, AND SO ON.
BUT IF I SAID TO YOU,
COME HERE, BECAUSE
YOUR SHOES WERE LEFT
AT THE FRONT DOOR,
THEN THAT COME HERE SOUNDS
VERY, VERY DIFFERENT.
SOUNDS LIKE IT COMES FROM
TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE.
SO WE'RE GOING TO
LOOK AT TONE OF VOICE.
NOW, THE BOOK
IS GREAT.
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW
MUCH OR PLAY WITH POP-UP
BOOKS, USUALLY EVERY YEAR
MY KIDS AT SCHOOL MAKE
POP-UP BOOKS, AND THIS
POP-UP BOOK IS CALLED:

She grabs a book that shows the drawing of a cat sticking its tongue out. The cover reads “Gossip.”

She continues IT’S WRITTEN BY
JAN PIENKOVSKI. THE ANIMALS ARE
GOSSIPING IN THE BOOK.
GOSSIP IS NOT A VERY
NICE THING, BUT ANYWAY,
WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS
WE'RE GOING TO LISTEN.
SO FIRST OF ALL,
ON YOUR CHART,
YOU'RE GOING TO WRITE
DOWN WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE
ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT
FROM THE TONE OF VOICE,
WHAT ARE THEY LIKE
ON THE INSIDE?
SO LET'S LOOK
AT THE CAT.
COUPLE OF WORDS DOWN
ON HOW HE LOOKS.

She slowly opens and closes the pop-up book so that the cat sticks its tongue out.

She continues NOW, LISTEN TO THE
VOICE AND WHAT DOES IT
TELL YOU ABOUT
THE CHARACTER?
Making a high-pitched voice, she reads
“I WISH THESE PEOPLE
WOULD STOP PETTING ME!”
“DON'T THEY KNOW I'D
RATHER BE SLEEPING?”
She continues NEXT ONE.
THE CROSSBILL.
YOU CAN SEE FROM THE
OUTER DESCRIPTION YOU'RE
GOING TO PUT DOWN, WHY
IN FACT THIS BIRD
IS CALLED A CROSSBILL.

She turns the page and a blue bird with a yellow beak looking away appears. When she opens and closes the book, the bird’s peak pops up.

She continues NOW, LISTEN TO
THE TONE OF VOICE,
IT'LL TELL YOU SOMETHING
ELSE ABOUT THE CHARACTER
OF THE CROSSBILL.
Making a funny voice, she reads “SOMETIMES I SAY ONE THING,
BUT I REALLY MEAN ANOTHER.
I SAID I LIKED HER DRESS,
BUT I REALLY HATE IT.
SHE LOOKS RIDICULOUS.”
She continues NUMBER THREE.
THE BULLDOG.
OUTER DESCRIPTION.

The next page shows a brown bulldog. When she opens the book, the dog opens its mouth, and when she closes it the bulldog closes its mouth looking serious.

She continues TONE OF VOICE.
Speaking with a deep voice, she reads “I'M TIRED OF
THESE OTHER DOGS.
GET OFF MY LAWN.
I MEAN BUSINESS!”
She continues NOW, WHILE YOU ARE GETTING
THOSE ANSWERS DOWN,
AND GETTING
CONNECTED WITH ME,
I'M JUST GOING TO SHOW YOU
ONE MORE CHARACTER BOX.
THIS IS CHARACTER
BOX NUMBER THREE.

She grabs a black box with colourful drawings and words on the sides.

She continues AND HOPEFULLY, YOU CAN BE
WORKING ON YOUR CHARTS,
AND JUST SORT OF LENDING
AN EAR TO Mrs. U.J. HERE.
THIS IS A CHARACTER BOX
THAT SOMEONE ACTUALLY
DID SOME RESEARCH ON.
AND THAT'S THE THIRD
SOURCE OF A CHARACTER BOX.
YOU CAN SEE THE BOX IS
VERY WELL DECORATED.
AND THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF
CLUES ON THE SIDE OF THE BOX.
THERE'S A PIANO, GLASSES,
THE WORD TEACHER.
HERE'S ANOTHER ONE.
A KNIFE.
AND WHEN I PUT THIS
DOWN UNDER THE CAMERA,
YOU CAN ACTUALLY
SEE THERE'S A LOT
OF WRITING ON THERE.

From the top, the white cover features several round marks sticking out to the surface.

She continues WELL, I'VE ALMOST GIVEN
IT AWAY NOW BECAUSE
IT IS ACTUALLY WRITING.
IT IS SOMETHING
VERY, VERY SPECIAL.
AND AMANDA IN MY CLASS,
SHE ACTUALLY CREATED THIS ONE.
AND THERE IS SOMETHING
VERY, VERY SIGNIFICANT
ABOUT WHAT'S WRITTEN ON
THE TOP OF THIS BOX.
SO WHEN YOU THINK YOU
HAVE AN IDEA WHO THIS
CHARACTER BOX IS ABOUT,
IT'S A RESEARCH BOX,
THEN CALL IN.
OKAY, WE'VE GOT
LOTS OF CALLS.
WE'LL TAKE AS MANY
AS WE CAN, OKAY?
AND OUR FIRST CALLER, I
HOPE WE CAN GET SOME GOOD
OUTER AND INNER
DESCRIPTIONS.
FIRST WE'LL DO THE
CAT, THE CROSSBILL
AND THE BULLDOG.
WE'VE GOT USBORNE
ON THE LINE.
AND WE HAVE
SHAUN OR CRAIG.
HI.

Shaun says WHAT?

She says HI, THIS IS
SHAUN OR CRAIG?

Shaun says YEAH, I'M SHAUN.

She says YOU'RE SHAUN.
SHAUN, LET'S
LOOK AT THE CAT.
GIVE ME ONE WORD THAT
DESCRIBES THAT CAT?
THE OUTSIDE
APPEARANCE?

Shaun says WHAT?

She says I NEED ONE WORD TO
DESCRIBE THE CAT.

Shaun says I COULDN'T HEAR YOU.

She says OKAY.
THAT'S OKAY.
THE OUTER DESCRIPTION
OF THE CAT?
GREAT, OKAY, SO WE'RE
GOING TO ELGIN AVENUE.
AND WE HAVE AMBER OR
MATTHEW ON THE LINE.

Matthew says HELLO?

She says HI, IS THIS AMBER?

Matthew says NO, THIS IS MATTHEW.

She says OKAY, MATTHEW, LET'S
LOOK AT THE CAT,
AND WHAT DESCRIPTIONS DO
YOU HAVE FOR THE OUTER CAT?
WHAT THE CAT LOOKED
LIKE FROM THE OUTSIDE?

Matthew says MEAN.

She says OKAY.
MEAN.
AND WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME
ABOUT THE TONE OF VOICE?

Matthew says PARDON?

She says WHAT ABOUT THE
TONE OF VOICE?
WHAT OTHER THINGS DID IT
TELL YOU ABOUT THE CAT?

She writes down the caller’s answers on the table.

Matthew says ANGRY, AND MAD.

She says OKAY, ANGRY.
WHY DO YOU THINK THE CAT
WOULD BE ANGRY FROM
THAT TONE OF VOICE?
DID YOU MAKE
ANY ASSUMPTION?
SHE DIDN'T LIKE
TO BE PETTED, RIGHT?

Matthew says YEAH.

She says CATS ARE PRETTY
INDEPENDENT CREATURES.
LET'S PUT THAT DOWN.
THEY REALLY WOULD
RATHER BE SLEEPING
AND LEFT ON THEIR
OWN, I THINK.
DON'T YOU THINK?
THANKS SO MUCH
FOR CALLING IN.
OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO
TAKE A CALLER NOW
ON THE CROSSBILL.
AND SEE IF SOMEONE CAN
TELL US ABOUT THE ACTUAL,
ABOUT THE PHYSICAL
DESCRIPTION OF THE CROSSBILL,
AND THEN WHAT THE
TONE OF VOICE WAS.
SO WE'RE GOING TO BE
CONNECTING IN JUST A MOMENT.
SO MAKE SURE YOU'VE
GOT SOME ANSWERS.
MAKE SURE YOU'VE GOT YOUR
CHART ALL FILLED OUT.
OKAY FROM SAINT JOHN, WE
HAVE GARRET OR JOSHUA.

Josh says HI.

She says HI.
IS THIS GARRET
OR JOSHUA?

Josh says THIS IS JOSH.

She says OKAY, JOSH.
CAN YOU TELL ME
ABOUT THE CROSSBILL?
SOMETHING ABOUT THE
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE?

Josh says ON THE OUTSIDE,
HE LOOKS FUNNY.

She says OKAY.
WHAT WAS FUNNY ABOUT
THE APPEARANCE?

Josh says SORT OF MEAN.

She says OKAY, VERY.
AND WHAT WAS MEAN ABOUT
WHAT THE CROSSBILL
WAS SAYING?

Josh says PARDON?
I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

She says WHAT WAS MEAN ABOUT WHAT
THE CROSSBILL WAS SAYING?

Josh says THAT HE DIDN'T LIKE
HOW OH PEOPLE WERE.
HE ONLY LIKED PEOPLE
THAT WERE LIKE HIM,
THAT WERE DIFFERENT.

Josh says THAT'S RIGHT.
GOOD, GOOD.
THE OTHER THING
ABOUT THE CROSSBILL,
THE CROSSBILL WAS
SAYING ONE THING,
BUT MEANING ANOTHER.
AND THAT'S A
MEAN THING.
HE SAID, I LIKE
YOUR DRESS,
BUT HE REALLY
DIDN'T LIKE IT.
SO IT'S LIKE TALKING
OUT OF BOTH SIDES
OF YOUR MOUTH, RIGHT?
OKAY, THANKS SO
MUCH FOR CALLING IN.
NOW WE'RE GOING TO TAKE
A CALLER ON THE BULLDOG,
AND SEE WHAT WE CAN THINK
ABOUT FOR THE OUTER APPEARANCE,
AND THEN WHAT
THE BULLDOG WAS LIKE.
I THINK THEY WERE
PRETTY CLOSE, ACTUALLY.
I THINK THAT
BULLDOG CERTAINLY -

Ben says HELLO?

She says HI.
AND WE'VE GOT A CALLER
FROM ELGIN AVENUE?
HI, IS THIS AMY
OR ELLEN?

Ben says THIS IS BEN.

She says OH, HI BEN.
OKAY, TELL ME
ABOUT THE BULLDOG.
WHAT DID THE
BULLDOG LOOKED LIKE?
CAN YOU GIVE ME A
DESCRIPTION ABOUT
THE OUTER APPEARANCE?

Ben says MAYBE HUNGRY.

She says OKAY, YEAH.
MAYBE THAT'S WHY WE
WAS SO GRUFF, RIGHT?
MAYBE HE JUST
NEEDED HIS DINNER.
WHAT ABOUT THE
TONE OF VOICE?
CAN YOU TELL ME
ABOUT THE TONE?

Ben says EXCUSE ME?

She says CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT
THE TONE OF THE VOICE?

Ben says MAYBE MAD.

She says YEAH, REALLY MAD.
KIND OF GRUFF,
WASN'T IT?

Ben says YEAH.

She says OKAY GREAT.
THANKS VERY MUCH
FOR CALLING IN.

Ben says BYE.

She says BYE.
OKAY, WE'VE GOT A
LOT OF THINGS HERE.
AN ANGRY CAT, AND KIND
OF A MEAN CROSSBILL,
AND THEN WE ALSO
HAD A MAD BULLDOG.
CERTAINLY NOT CHARACTERS
THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW.
NOW, I WANT TO SHOW YOU
YOUR VIRTUAL CHALLENGE,
AND HOW YOU'RE GOING TO,
NOW THAT WE'VE ANALYZED
CHARACTERS, WE'VE TALKED
ABOUT THEIR TONE OF VOICE,
WE EVEN TALKED ABOUT HOW
THEY RELATE TO EACH OTHER,
WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THEIR
GESTURES AND THEIR MOVEMENT,
AND THOSE ARE ALL WAYS
TO ANALYZE A CHARACTER.
NOW, YOU NEED TO
HAVE THOSE SKILLS
IN ORDER TO DO THE
VIRTUAL CHALLENGE.
HERE'S WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO
HAVE READY FOR WEDNESDAY.
OKAY, THE FIRST THING YOU
HAVE TO DO IS YOU HAVE
TO CHOOSE A CHARACTER
THAT INTERESTS YOU.
IT'S GREAT TO DO A
PROJECT ON SOMETHING
YOU ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT.
REMEMBER, IT CAN BE
ABOUT A PERSON YOU KNOW,
A PERSON YOU WANT
TO RESEARCH ABOUT,
OR A PERSON YOU'VE
MET IN A BOOK.
YOU SHOULD START
THAT TONIGHT.
NOW, THE NEXT THING IS TO
START COLLECTING DATA.
OKAY, FIRST OF ALL, THE
FIRST THING TO START
TO LOOK FOR IS REALIA.
THIS IS REAL STUFF.
SO IF YOU HAVE THINGS
AROUND THE HOUSE
THAT REMIND YOU OF
THAT CHARACTER,
THAT ARE THINGS THAT
THAT CHARACTER MIGHT BE
INTERESTED IN, OR
THAT KIND OF STUFF,
THEN START
COLLECTING THEM,
AND START PUTTING THEM
IN YOUR BOX, OKAY?
START RESERVING THEM
BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING
TO WORK WITH THOSE REAL
THINGS, THAT REALIA.
NOW, YOU MAY NOT HAVE
ARTIFACTS AND THINGS,
BUT YOU MAY HAVE
ILLUSTRATIONS OF THEM,
OR KNOW ABOUT THEM,
AND YOU CAN MAKE THEM,
JUST LIKE IN THE
CHARACTER BOX NUMBER TWO,
WE HAD A SPECIAL CHAIR,
LIKE A DIRECTOR'S CHAIR.
OBVIOUSLY, MESHKAT
DIDN'T HAVE THAT.
SHE HAD TO MAKE THAT.
SO BE THINKING ABOUT
THINGS YOU COULD
MAKE THAT ARE ABOUT
YOUR CHARACTER,
AND ABOUT THINGS
YOUR CHARACTER
MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN.
NOW, THE OTHER SOURCES
YOU CAN USE TO SOURCE
INFORMATION FOR
YOUR CHARACTER BOX,
AND YOU CAN START
COLLECTING THIS TONIGHT,
START GOING THROUGH
THE INTERNET,
EITHER AT SCHOOL,
OR IF YOU ARE LUCKY
ENOUGH TO HAVE
ONE AT HOME.
LOOKING IN BOOKS.
LOOKING IN MAGAZINES.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU
WANT TO DO SOMETHING
ON A RACING CAR DRIVER,
OR A HOCKEY PLAYER,
THEN YOU START GOING
THROUGH ALL YOUR MAGAZINES
AND THINGS AT HOME, AND
TAKING ALL SORTS OF PICTURES
AND CUTTING THEM OUT, AND
JUST PUTTING EVERYTHING
IN THE BOX AS YOU
COLLECT THEM, OKAY?
NOW, YOU MIGHT WANT TO
BE LOOKING FOR PHOTOS.
IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE THAT
MIGHT BE IN PHOTO ALBUMS
AT HOME, I WOULD SUGGEST
MAKING COPIES OF THEM,
AS, YOU KNOW,
YOU DON'T WANT,
WHEN YOU BRING
THINGS TO SCHOOL,
TO LOSE PRECIOUS PHOTOS, SO YOU
MIGHT GET COPIES OF THEM.
YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO EVEN
MAKE SOME OF YOUR OWN
ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOS.
YOU MIGHT BE ABOUT TO COPY
THINGS OUT OF A BOOK THAT
YOU CAN USE THAT WILL
BE AN ILLUSTRATION.
IF THE PERSON IS ALIVE,
OR YOU COULD CALL THEM
ON THE PHONE IF YOU
CAN'T SEE THEM.
A GREAT WAY TO RESEARCH
ON SOMEONE IS TO ACTUALLY
CONDUCT AN INTERVIEW.
SO YOU COULD START ALL
OF THAT STUFF TONIGHT.

She shows a new piece of paper that states what she mentioned.

She continues NOW, WE HAVE A COUPLE OF
MINUTES THAT I CAN ANSWER
ANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT
THE CHARACTER BOX SO FAR.
OR ANY OF YOUR
CALLS THAT I DIDN'T
GET ANSWERED THROUGHOUT
TODAY'S LESSON,
I THINK WE HAVE A
NUMBER OF MINUTES.
OKAY, HI, IS THIS SHAUN
OR CRAIG FROM USBORNE?

A schoolboy says HELLO.

She says IS THIS SHAUN OR CRAIG?
HI, HOW ARE YOU?

The schoolboy says GOOD.

She says DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION,
OR DO YOU KNOW ONE
OF THE CHARACTER BOXES,
WHO THEY MIGHT BE?

The schoolboy says COULD YOU BE
A PLAYSTATION?

She says NO.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
A CHARACTER FROM
YOUR PLAYSTATION?

The schoolboy says YEAH.

She says OKAY.
THAT'S NOT A
REAL CHARACTER.
I THINK FOR THIS PROJECT,
WHAT WE WANT TO DO
IS WE WANT TO KEEP
IT TO REAL PEOPLE.
OKAY.

The schoolboy says I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

She says WE WANT TO KEEP THE
PROJECT TO REAL PEOPLE.

The schoolboy says OKAY.

She says OKAY, THAT WAS A
VERY GOOD QUESTION.
VERY GOOD QUESTION.
JUST WHILE WE'RE CONNECTING
WITH THE NEXT CALLER,
I WANT YOU TO KNOW Mrs. U.J.
IS GOING TO BE DOING
THE SAME PROJECT.
AND IF WE HAVE
A MINUTE LATER,
I'VE ALREADY STARTED
COLLECTING SOME OF MY STUFF.
I'M ALREADY FILLING
IT WITH STUFF.
I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU MORE
ABOUT MY BOX ON WEDNESDAY.
HI, WE HAVE ERIC OR
SCOTT FROM ELGIN AVENUE.

Eric says THIS IS ERIC.

She says HI, ERIC.
DID YOU HAVE
A QUESTION?

Eric says I THINK I KNOW WHAT
THE THIRD BOX IS.

She says OKAY, GOOD.
WHOSE BOX DO YOU
THINK THAT MIGHT BE?

Eric says FOR A BLIND
PERSON MAYBE.

She says GOOD FOR YOU.
OKAY.
AND TELL ME HOW YOU
UNDERSTOOD THAT.

Eric says BECAUSE THERE WERE
BUMPS ON TOP OF THE BOX.

She says GOOD.
AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE
CALL THAT LANGUAGE
THAT A BLIND PERSON USES?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE
CALL THAT LANGUAGE,
THEY FEEL TO READ?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT
IT'S CALLED?

Eric says NO.

She says OKAY, THE LANGUAGE
IS CALLED BRAILLE.
AND ACTUALLY, THE
CHARACTER BOX
IS ON LOUIS BRAILLE.
VERY GOOD FOR YOU.
GOOD GUESS.
AND YOU HAVE THE ANSWER
TO CHARACTER BOX NUMBER THREE.
SO GOOD FOR YOU,
ELGIN AVENUE.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
WE'LL TAKE ANOTHER CALL.
AND JUST WHILE WE'RE
WAITING FOR THAT CALL,
I'M GOING TO PUT OUT
ONE LITTLE REALIA
FROM MY CHARACTER BOX,
JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA
OF WHO I MIGHT BE
DOING IT ON.
MAYBE YOU CAN BE
GUESSING LATER.
HERE'S ONE OF THE
THINGS I'VE COLLECTED.
ACTUALLY, IT'S TWO.
IT'S A SET OF PEARLS,
AND IT'S A TEACUP.
AND THESE ARE THE FIRST TWO
THINGS THAT I'VE COLLECTED
ABOUT THE CHARACTER I'M
DOING MY PROJECT ON.
OKAY, WE HAVE A
CALLER FROM USBORNE.

Alicia says HELLO.

Miss UJ says HI, IS THIS ALICIA?

Alicia says YES.

Miss UJ says HI, ALICIA.
DID YOU HAVE AN
ANSWER TO A QUESTION,
OR A QUESTION FOR ME?

Alicia says I HAVE A QUESTION.
TONIGHT WE'RE SUPPOSED
TO CHOOSE A CHARACTER
THAT INTERESTS US.
ARE WE SUPPOSED TO COLLECT
THE DATA TONIGHT, TOO?

Miss UJ says YES, YOU CAN START.
DEFINITELY GET STARTED
TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT
SO WHEN YOU COME TO
THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
ON WEDNESDAY, YOU WILL
ALREADY HAVE LOTS OF
STUFF IN YOUR BOX, OKAY?
PICTURES, THINGS YOU'VE
TAKEN FROM MAGAZINES,
INFORMATION FROM THE
INTERNET AND SO ON.
REMEMBER, YOU CAN CHOOSE
SOMEONE TO RESEARCH.
IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE
SOMEONE YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW.
OR IT CAN BE
SOMEONE FROM A BOOK.
YOU JUST HAVE TO
DECIDE WHO IT IS,
AND THEN START
COLLECTING ALL THE KINDS
OF THINGS THAT ARE
SIGNIFICANT TO THAT PERSON.

Alicia says OKAY.

Miss UJ says OKAY.
DID I ANSWER
YOUR QUESTION?

Alicia says YES.

Miss UJ says OKAY.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA
WHO YOU MIGHT WANT
TO DO YOUR BOX ON?

Alicia says PARDON?

Miss UJ says DO YOU HAVE IDEAS YET?

Alicia says NO, I DON'T KNOW YET.

Miss UJ says OKAY.
WELL, YOU HAVE TIME.
HAVE FUN.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
OKAY, WE CAN STILL TAKE
A FEW MORE CALLERS.
SO IF YOU WANT TO
PUSH POUND 9 AND TRY
TO GET THROUGH,
THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
JUST WHILE WE'RE
CONNECTING, ACTUALLY,
INSIDE THAT TEACUP, I
ACTUALLY HAD A TEA BAG,
AND THAT'S GOING TO BE
VERY SIGNIFICANT
TO MY CHARACTER.

Kevin says HELLO?

Miss UJ says HI, IS THIS
ROBERT OR KEVIN?

Kevin says KEVIN.

She says OH, HI, KEVIN.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR AN ANSWER?

Kevin says I HAVE A QUESTION.

She says OKAY.

Kevin says CAN YOU DO IT ON A GROUP
OF PEOPLE LIKE THE NFL?

She says WHY DON'T YOU
PICK ONE PERSON.

Kevin says OKAY.

She says IT WOULD BE TOO DIFFICULT
TO DO THE WHOLE TEAM.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS
PICK YOUR FAVOURITE PERSON.
THE ONE THAT INTERESTS
YOU THE MOST.

Kevin says OKAY.

She says OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
BOY, THESE ARE
GOOD QUESTIONS.
I THINK WHAT I'LL
DO WHILE WE'RE
JUST WAITING
FOR THE NEXT ONE,
I'LL MAYBE SHOW YOU
ANOTHER PIECE OF REALIA
FROM MY BOX.
AND MAYBE YOU CAN
STILL TRY TO GUESS
WHO MY CHARACTER
IS GOING TO BE.
AND I'M JUST GOING TO
PLACE IT OVER HERE.
AND THERE'S ANOTHER
PIECE OF MINE,
YOU CAN KIND OF
SEE THAT.
I'VE LAID IT ON
TOP OF THE TEE CUP.

She places a black glove on top of the teacup.

She continues THERE'S ONE MORE.
EACH ONE OF THESE THINGS
I'VE COLLECTED IN MY BOX
IS VERY, VERY
SIGNIFICANT TO THAT
CHARACTER I'M DOING
MY PROJECT ON.
OKAY, WE HAVE
JONKER OR ERIN?

Janet says NO, THIS IS JANET.

Miss UJ says OH, HI JANET.

Janet says I WOULD LIKE TO
ASK A QUESTION.

Miss UJ says OKAY.

Janet says ARE WE ALLOWED TO PUT
PICTURES IN THE BOXES
AND WRITE MORE THINGS
THAN WE'RE SUPPOSED TO?

Miss UJ says SURE, SURE.
WE'RE GOING TO BE
TALKING, ON WEDNESDAY,
ABOUT THINGS TO WRITE.
BUT YOU CAN GET
STARTED MAKING UP,
AND DOING SOME WRITING
THINGS FOR IT NOW.
AND YOU CAN PUT
PICTURES.
WE'RE GOING TO TALK A
LOT ABOUT THE KINDS
OF THINGS, BUT PICTURES
ARE GREAT TO START
COLLECTING, YES.
AND WRITING.
AND YOU CAN ALWAYS DO WAY
MORE THAN WHAT'S EXPECTED.
I'M GLAD YOU
MENTIONED THAT.

Janet says OKAY.

Miss UJ says OKAY.
THANKS FOR
CALLING IN, BYE.
WELL, JUST WHILE WE'RE
WAITING FOR THAT NEXT CALL,
I'M GOING TO SHOW
YOU ONE MORE THING
THAT I'VE COLLECTED
FOR MY CHARACTER BOX.
AND THIS WAS VERY
SIGNIFICANT TO THAT PERSON.
I'LL JUST PUT
THIS RIGHT THERE.
SO YOU CAN SEE.
THAT'S SOMETHING THAT
WAS VERY IMPORTANT
TO MY CHARACTER FROM
MY CHARACTER BOX.

She grabs a white and green label that reads “Red Rosi. The orange pekoe tea.”

She continues HI, IS THIS
STEPHANIE OR MARIA?

Gabi says THIS IS GABI.

Miss UJ says OH, HI GABI.

Gabi says HI.
I HAVE A QUESTION.

Miss UJ says SURE.

Gabi says ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO
WORK WITH YOUR PARTNER
FOR THE PROJECT, OR
JUST ON YOUR OWN?

Miss UJ says I THINK YOU SHOULD DO
YOUR OWN CHARACTER BOX.
YOU COULD DO IT
IN A PARTNER,
IT'S REALLY UP
TO YOUR TEACHER.
I FOUND WHEN I DO
THE CHARACTER BOX
IN THE CLASSROOM,
IT WAS HARD FOR ME
TO ACTUALLY EVEN
KEEP THESE.
THE KIDS
WANTED THEM.
AND YOU DON'T
WANT, AT THE END,
TO BE FIGHTING
OVER THE BOX,
BECAUSE YOU'LL
WANT TO KEEP IT,
IT'LL BE SO SPECIAL.
WHY DON'T YOU KEEP
IT TO YOUR OWN BOX.

Gabi says OKAY.

Miss UJ says OKAY, THANKS, BYE.
THAT WAS A GOOD
QUESTION, TOO.
AND WE REALLY ENCOURAGE KIDS
SO MUCH TO WORK IN PARTNERS,
BUT IT'S PRETTY HARD TO
DIVIDE THE BOX UP.
I'VE HAD KIDS FLIP COINS
AND THINGS FOR STUFF,
BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO
HAVE YOUR OWN BOX,
I THINK.
OKAY, WE CAN STILL
TAKE A FEW MORE CALLS.
DON'T WORRY, YOU
CAN KEEP TRYING.
PUSH POUND 9.
HI, USBORNE, HI,
COREY OR NATHAN?

Nathan says HELLO?

Miss UJ says IS THIS COREY
OR NATHAN?

Nathan says IT'S NATHAN.

She says HI, NATHAN.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR AN ANSWER?

Nathan says CAN WE DO ANIMALS?

She says NO.
WE'RE GOING TO
KEEP IT TO PEOPLE.
BECAUSE WHEN WE WANT TO
ANALYZE THE CHARACTER,
REMEMBER WE TALKED A
LOT ABOUT THEIR TONE
OF VOICE, AND
THINGS THEY SAY,
AND HOW THEY
RELATE AND SO ON.
LET'S KEEP THIS ONE
TO A REAL PERSON.
I THINK YOU'LL HAVE WAY MORE
SUCCESS WITH THE PROJECT.

Nathan says OKAY.
AND MY PARTNER HAS
A QUESTION, TOO.

She says SURE, OKAY.

A boy says CAN WE DO A PERSON
LIKE A REAL PERSON,
BUT HE'S ON A
VIDEO GAME?

She says I THINK YOU ARE PROBABLY
BETTER TO KEEP IT
TO A REAL PERSON.

The boy says YEAH, LIKE JAMES BOND.

She says SURE, YOU CAN DO
ONE ON JAMES BOND.
OH, SURE.
JAMES BOND IS NOT
A REAL PERSON.
JAMES BOND IS REALLY A
CHARACTER FROM A MOVIE, RIGHT?

The boy says YEAH.

She says YOU SHOULD TRY TO KEEP
IT TO A REAL PERSON.

The boy says CAN WE DO WRESTLERS?

She says IF IT'S A REAL
WRESTLER, SURE.
HAVE YOU GOT
A NAME OF ONE?
LIKE A FAMOUS
WRESTLER?
LIKE A TV
PERSONALITY?

The boy says LIKE STEVE AUSTIN.

She says SURE, OKAY.
I THINK THAT
MIGHT BE FINE.
ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE
TO GET LOTS OF STUFF
AND MAKE THINGS ON HIM?

The boy says PARDON?

She says ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE
TO DO LOTS OF RESEARCH ON HIM?
HAVE YOU ALREADY GOT LOTS
OF PICTURES AND THING, I BET?

The boy says YEAH.

She says OKAY.
SO THEN YOU'VE ALREADY
STARTED TO THINK ABOUT THIS.
I THINK THAT ONE
WOULD BE FINE.
THAT ONE WOULD BE FINE.
'COS THAT'S A REAL PERSON.

The boy says OKAY.

She says OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
OKAY, I THINK WE CAN STILL
TAKE A COUPLE MORE CALLS.
YOU'RE THE LAST SHOW FOR
TODAY, SO THAT'S GREAT.
WE CAN JUST STAY HERE FOR
PROBABLY A FEW MORE MINUTES
IF YOU HAVE SOME
CALLS COMING IN.
WHILE WE'RE WAITING TO
CONNECT, MAYBE I'LL BRING,
THIS IS AN INTERESTING
THING I'VE COLLECTED
ABOUT MY CHARACTER.
I'LL PUT ONE
MORE THING OUT.
AND THIS IS ACTUALLY
A DECK OF CARDS.
THERE ARE TWO
DECKS OF CARDS,
BUT THE THING THAT'S
REALLY SIGNIFICANT FOR
MY CHARACTER IS
ACTUALLY THE PHOTO
THAT'S ON THE DECK OF CARDS.

The decks of cards show pictures of jockeys riding horses in a race.

She continues AND THAT'S VERY, VERY
SIGNIFICANT TO MY CHARACTER.
OKAY, IS THIS
DYLAN OR JESSE?

Jesse says JESSE.

She says OKAY, JESSE, DO YOU HAVE
A QUESTION OR AN ANSWER?

Jesse says I HAVE AN ANSWER
FOR YOUR BOX.
I THINK YOU'RE DOING
PRINCESS DIANA.

She says OH, THAT'S A
REALLY GOOD GUESS.
SORRY, THAT'S NOT
WHO I'M DOING IT ON.
WHY DID YOU
THINK THAT?
LET'S LOOK DOWN AT SOME OF
THE THINGS I BROUGHT IN.
THERE ARE CERTAINLY
SOME THINGS,
WHY DO YOU THINK THAT?
WHY DO YOU THINK IT
WAS PRINCESS DIANA?

Jesse says BECAUSE OF THE
PEARLS, AND THE CUP.

She says UH-HUH.
THE TEACUP.
BECAUSE SHE WAS
ENGLISH.
YES.

Jesse says AND GLOVES.

She says UH-HUH.
OH, GOOD.
GOOD FOR YOU.
THAT WAS A REALLY
GOOD GUESS.
AND I BET IF YOU WERE
DOING A BOX ON PRINCESS DIANA,
SOME OF THESE THINGS YOU
PROBABLY WOULD INCLUDE.
ACTUALLY, LAST YEAR, ONE
OF THE KIDS IN MY CLASS
DID DO PRINCESS DIANA.
AND WHEN SHE PRESENTED
IT, WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS
KIND OF STUFF LATER,
BUT WHEN SHE PRESENTED
HER BOX, SHE CAME
DRESSED WITH THE TIARA,
AND SHE ACTUALLY BECAME
PRINCESS DIANA
WHEN SHE OPENED UP THE BOX.
THAT WOULD BE A REALLY
GOOD ONE TO DO BECAUSE
THERE'S SO MUCH
INFORMATION ON PRINCESS DIANA.
THAT'S A GOOD ONE TO DO.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
YOU SEE, THERE'S ALL
KINDS OF THINGS BREWING
IN PEOPLE'S MINDS ABOUT
THESE CHARACTER BOXES.
HI, IS THIS
ELIZABETH OR HAYLEY?

A girl says I HAVE A QUESTION.
CAN YOU DO IT ON YOUR
FAMILY AND FRIENDS?

Miss UJ says SURE.
YOU CAN DO IT ON A FAMILY
MEMBER, OR A FRIEND, SURE.
JUST DO IT ON ONE
PERSON, THOUGH.
DON'T DO IT ON A WHOLE
BUNCH OF PEOPLE.
KEEP IT TO ONE PERSON
BECAUSE IT'S A CHARACTER BOX.
IT'S A BOX ABOUT
ONE CHARACTER.
AND YOU'RE GOING TO
ANALYZE ONE PERSON
IN A LOT OF DETAIL, OKAY?

The girl says OKAY.
THANK YOU.

Miss UJ says OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING.
WE CAN TAKE A
FEW MORE CALLS,
SO DON'T GIVE UP YET.

Matthew says HELLO.

Miss UJ says OKAY, IS THIS
AMBER OR MATTHEW?

Matthew says THIS IS MATTHEW.

She says HI, MATTHEW.

Matthew says I'VE GOT AN ANSWER
FOR YOUR BOX.

She says OH, GOOD.
WHICH BOX, DO
YOU REMEMBER?
WAS IT BOX NUMBER TWO?

Matthew says THE ONE THAT YOU MADE.

She says OH, MY BOX.
OKAY.
WHO DO YOU THINK
MY BOX IS ABOUT?

Matthew says A HORSE RIDER
BECAUSE OF THE GLOVES.

She says OH, YOU KNOW
THAT'S A GOOD CLUE.
WHAT WERE YOU
USING FOR THE CLUE?

Matthew says AND THE PICTURES
OF THE HORSE.

She says YES, YES.
AND EVEN THOUGH THIS
PERSON WAS NOT A HORSE RIDER,
SHE USED TO CALL
THEM THE PONIES.
SHE LOVED GOING TO THESE
THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACES.
SO THAT WAS A GOOD GUESS.
KEEP GUESSING.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
MY BOX IS STILL
A SECRET.
WE HAD SOME GOOD
GUESSES ON IT, THOUGH.
OKAY, IS THIS SARAH?

Holden says NO, THIS IS HOLDEN.

She says HI, HOLDEN.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR AN ANSWER?

Holden says I HAVE AN ANSWER.
I THINK I KNOW WHAT
THE SECOND BOX IS.

She says GOOD FOR YOU.
LET'S BRING BOX
NUMBER TWO UP.
AND WHO DO YOU THINK
THIS BOX IS ABOUT?

Holden says MAYBE A DIRECTOR.

She says OH, VERY GOOD GUESS.
HOW DID YOU USE
THAT FOR A CLUE?
WHAT WAS YOUR CLUE?

Holden says THE CHAIR AND
THE CLIP THING.

She says GOOD.
A DIRECTOR IS CLOSE.
YOU'RE VERY, VERY CLOSE.
ACTUALLY, IT WAS A
FAMOUS MOVIE STAR.
AND YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW
THE NAME OF THIS PERSON.
PERHAPS YOUR MOTHER WOULD
KNOW, OR YOUR TEACHER.
BUT THE NAME OF THIS
FAMOUS MOVIE STAR,
HER NAME IS ACTUALLY
BETTE DAVIS.
AND TOMORROW I'M GOING
TO UNDO THIS BOX
AND SHOW YOU SOME OF
THE THINGS THAT MESHKAT
COLLECTED ON BETTE DAVIS.
AND I THINK YOU'LL
REALLY ENJOY IT.
SO THANK YOU FOR
GUESSING THAT ONE.
OKAY, WE CAN TAKE A
COUPLE MORE CALLS.
AND THIS IS
FROM ST. JOHN.
IT'S CATRIONA
OR AUSTIN.

Katie says IT'S KATIE.

Miss UJ says HI, KATIE.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR AN ANSWER?

Katie says I HAD AN ANSWER.

Miss UJ says WHAT WAS YOUR ANSWER?

Katie says FOR YOURS,
QUEEN ELIZABETH.

Miss UJ says QUEEN ELIZABETH.
THAT'S ALSO A
VERY GOOD GUESS.
I HOPE YOU'RE NOT GOING
TO BE DISAPPOINTED
WHEN YOU FIND OUT WHO MY
PERSON IS BECAUSE MY PERSON
ISN'T EVEN AN IMPORTANT
PERSON LIKE THAT.
ONLY IMPORTANT REALLY
TO ME AND MY FAMILY.
YOU'VE HAD SOME WONDERFUL
GUESSES ON THAT.
WHAT DID YOU USE FOR A
CLUE THAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
QUEEN ELIZABETH?

Katie says BECAUSE OF THE TEA.

Miss UJ says THE TEA.
GOOD FOR YOU.
WELL, KEEP GUESSING.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
WE CAN ACTUALLY TAKE, I
THINK, A FEW MORE CALLS.
HI, IS THIS
DAVID OR JORDAN?

David says DAVID.

Miss UJ says HI, DAVID.
DO YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR AN ANSWER?

David says ANSWER.

She says OKAY.
TO MY BOX?

David says YUP.

She says OKAY, WHO IS IT?

David says YOUR GRANDMOTHER?

She says GOOD FOR YOU.
GOOD FOR YOU.
YES, IT'S DEFINITELY
MY GRANDMOTHER.
WHAT MADE YOU THINK
IT WAS MY GRANDMOTHER?
GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR
YOU, ELGIN AVENUE.
WHY DID YOU THINK
IT WAS MY GRANNY?

David says MAYBE BECAUSE THE
TEACUP, AND THE PEARLS.

She says RIGHT.
RIGHT.

David says AND THE GLOVE.

She says RIGHT, OKAY.
AND TOMORROW, WE'RE GOING
TO DO A LOT OF STUFF.
AND I'M GOING TO TELL A LOT
OF THINGS ABOUT MY GRANNY.
AND YOU GUYS ARE GOING
TO HELP ME DECIDE,
OTHER THAN THE REAL STUFF
THAT I'M BRINGING IN,
AND I'M GOING TO TELL YOU
LOTS OF STUFF ABOUT HER.
AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE
TO HELP ME DECIDE
WHAT I CAN WRITE,
AND WHAT I CAN MAKE,
AND THE KIND OF THINGS I
MIGHT WRITE TO MAKE
MY BOX COME ALIVE
ABOUT MY GRANNY.
SO THANKS VERY MUCH.
AND I THINK THAT'S ALL THE
CALLS WE CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW.
THIS HAS BEEN AN
EXCELLENT SESSION.
WE HAD KIDS GUESSING AND
GETTING ALL THE RIGHT ANSWERS
FOR ALL THE CHARACTER
BOXES THAT WE GOT TO SEE.
YOU'VE GOT YOUR VIRTUAL
CHALLENGE, SO JUST DO IT,
AND WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO
SEEING YOU ON WEDNESDAY.
BYE FOR NOW.

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