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Writing and Grammar Strategies: Personal Narrative and Writing in the First Person
In this personal narratives activity, students are given 4 writing prompts for a personal narrative and are directed to write about a time they spent with family members, or write about a time they learned to do something new, or write about something they do for fun.
4th - 6th Language Arts 24 Views 268 Downloads
Personal Narrative Writing Prompts and Writing in First Person
Part of the Read 180 curriculum for English language learners, this plan prompts writers to sharpen their skills. They select one of four listed personal narrative writing prompts to complete and respond to six questions that require them to review how to write with a first person point of view.
6th - 9th Language Arts 78 Views 781 Downloads
I, the basket: Writing a first-person story as an inanimate object
Analyze photographs and make inferences about the lives of the people depicted in them. Individuals will exhibit their understanding of first-person narratives when they then use this information as a basis for writing a children's story from the perspective of an inanimate object.
4th - 7th Language Arts 5 Views 68 Downloads
Once Upon a Time: Writing Stories about Reading
Students read a New York Times article to examine strong first person voice in essays about reading. They write their own first person essays about some aspect of reading, participate in peer review, and re-writing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Young scholars read and discuss a chapter from the book "A Dog's Life," focusing on the point of view of the dog in the story. They explore dog rescue organization websites, and play the online game "Bone Travels On," creating a story map and telling their version of the story from a first-person point of view.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Point of View
Fifth graders identify first and third person points of view in literature. In this point of view instructional activity students compare the point of view in different pieces of literature, some telling the same story. Students write a first-person narrative about an event in their life.
5th Language Arts 18 Views 49 Downloads
Lesson 1: First Person Point of View
The words I, me, and my are the first clues learners will use as they are introduced to identifying first person point of view. First the class charts word clues that usually indicate first person, then they read a story as a class and practice identifying point of view, and finally they complete a point of view worksheet to reinforce the concept.
3rd Language Arts 28 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing - First Person Point of View
In this writing instructional activity, learners focus on first person point of view as the read a selection entitled, "Tornado." They underline and record sentences from the selection that show first person point of view. They write ideas for a personal story that will be written in the first person.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 22 Views 136 Downloads
I, the basket: Writing a first-person story as an inanimate object
Don't just teach your ELA class about point-of-view, get them writing! Read the illustrated book I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket to your class and discuss how the story is told from the first-person point of view of an inanimate object: a basket.
6th - 7th Language Arts 72 Views 157 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review In the Time of the Butterflies: Narrative and Point of View
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is written from many points of view. Discuss the unique way she reveals the plot as well as the general benefits and downfalls of various points of view. Next, have class members write their own pieces, playing with point of view as they narrate a personal experience.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring First Person Female Narratives Related to Sherman's March to the Sea
Students examine perspectives of the Civil War. In this Civil War instructional activity, students read first person narratives of the Civil War from 2 women on the homefront. Students compare and contrast the narratives of the women with one another.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Exploring First-Person Female Narratives Related to Sherman's March to the Sea
“First-Person Narratives of the American South,” a collection of primary source materials, offer class members a chance to compare the views of two women who experienced Major General William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea. Using the provided worksheet, groups focus their comparisons on the women’s views on slavery, their experience of the march, or their beliefs.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Elementary Personal Narrative Writing Packet
Ever wish you had a packet that would support your learners as they prepare to write a narrative text? This comprehensive and well-scaffolded packet provides multiple support ideas for engaging learners in the narrative writing process. It includes ideas to write about, a five-day breakdown of the writing process, an editorial checklist, and two worksheets.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 133 Views 133 Downloads
New Review Autobiography vs. Biography
How can you tell if a piece of writing is biographical or autobiographical? Use a presentation to show your class how to identify first person point of view and third person point of view. The slides include descriptions and examples of each perspective.
5th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 1 Download
What's the Point of View?
Sixth graders explain what a point of view is. They list two different types of examples of third person point of view and identify the difference between a third person limited and third person omniscient . Additionally, they read a piece of a story and identify the point of view and record reasoning how they found it.
6th Language Arts 40 Views 203 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Taking the Witness Stand
Young scholars identify a pivotal event in world history that they would have liked to have witnessed. They then research this event and write a first-person account of it as if they had been present. Their first-prerson account is modeled after an article they read by Richard Berstein on events in Afghanistan.
6th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 72 Downloads
Genre Lesson: Autobiography
Start kids thinking about point of view and autobiographies by telling them a short story about your morning (first person), and then asking a volunteer to re-tell the story to you (second person). There are tips to help you tie this anticipatory activity into the nonfiction genre, and kids explore six types of autobiographies using a graphic organizer.
4th - 6th Language Arts 23 Views 90 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Point of View in Poetry
Learners define first, second, and third person point of view. They listen to the same poem written from the first and then the third person point of view, and identify common words and features apparent in each version. Then, they independently read poetry and label the point of view of each poem.
4th - 8th Language Arts 27 Views 644 Downloads