Influence Of Setting On Characters In Portal 2

English Language Arts

David Hunter, Teacher

School / Organization, City and State / Province
Bellevue Big Picture School, Bellevue, WA

Grade Level

Standards Met

  • English Language Arts Standards
  • Reading Literature, Key Ideas and Details

Common Core Standards
Reading Literature 7.3 Key Ideas and Details: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

Time Needed
Two 50 minute periods.


  • Examine and describe character and setting
  • Analyze how characters are driven or influenced by the setting

Students take notes on the Characters and Setting in the introduction and first few levels of Portal 2. From these notes and descriptions they examine how characters are influenced by the setting of the story.


  • Setting
  • Character
  • Plot

Student Prerequisites

Teacher Materials Needed

Student Materials Needed

  • Portal 2
  • Student Handout
  • Writing Utensil

Lesson Plan
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