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Two narrative excerpts tell the same story from different points of view. In the first excerpt (first person), sequencing words and phrases are bolded and learners write down what the bold type does. The second excerpt is in third person, and readers explain the difference between the two texts.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 39 Views 335 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 12 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 76 Views 162 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 21 Views 8 Downloads
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 51 Views 212 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Voices In the Park
Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to demonstrate how it changes depending on who's telling the tale.
1st - 6th Language Arts 75 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 83 Views 786 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 31 Views 98 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 40 Views 656 Downloads
Bless Me, Ultima: Narrative and Point of View
"I made strength from everything that had happened to me. . ." In the third session of a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima, class members investigate the various, and often conflicting, forces that impact Antonio.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Tale to Tell!
A creative spin occurs when one pupil acts as author Ann M. Martin. Using a Q & A at the back of her book A Dog's Life, other classmates ask the "author" questions. They discuss the reasons why they know the book is from a first-person perspective.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 18 Views 282 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 32 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What Makes a Novel a Novel?
As your authors prepare to write a hypothetical novel, they need all the inspiration they can find! Using a book they have already read (and enjoyed), learners complete a literary analysis by filling in eight short-answer questions. Then, they read an example of a book talk (like an advertisement to get people interested in a novel) and write their own in the space provided.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 123 Downloads
Oral History Interview Questions Worksheet
What is an oral history interview? What goes into the planning and what should be said? Why is it important that we know and learn from oral history? This is an excellent worksheet to support your young historians as they conduct interviews and gather first-person accounts of historical events.
4th - 8th Language Arts 41 Views 35 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
Learning About Pronouns
Present personal pronouns with this resource. This worksheet starts out with information about and examples of pronouns and personal pronouns. Learners review key teaching points about personal pronouns and then take a test. The first half of the test is related to pronouns, but the second part is about subjects, verbs, objects, and predicate nouns, which are not explained earlier on in the resource.
9th - 12th English Language Development 10 Views 38 Downloads
Writing - First Person Point of View
In this writing activity, students 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 26 Views 139 Downloads
Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography
Is it a biography or an autobiography? Kids discover point of view as they listen to you tell a story about yourself (first person) and then hear two volunteers retell the story: one to you (second person) and one to them (third person). They apply these concepts, comparing and contrasting biographies and autobiographies.
4th - 6th Language Arts 61 Views 235 Downloads CCSS: Designed