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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
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
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 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 16 Views 281 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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
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
Assembling Personal Narrative
The art of Santiago Bose is analyzed by budding artists. They fully examine a piece of art, making note of the various techniques and choices the artist made to express his ideas. They look for evidence that shows how Bose felt about colonialism in the Philippines, then use the evidence to draw conclusions about the piece.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing and Grammar Strategies: Personal Narrative and Writing in the First Person
In this personal narratives instructional 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 270 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
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 70 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Narrative and Point of View
Use "The Tell-Tale Heart" to approach point of view and the impact of a narrator. Pupils find specific textual examples of the narrator's derangement and form a personality before discussing a passage to determine some plot points. Class members then consider what the story would be like with a different narrator and write about which narrator they think would be most effective.
9th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 36 Views 652 Downloads
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 174 Views 175 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 21 Views 8 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 32 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Great Gatsby: Narrative and Point of View
Thanks to Nick Carraway, readers of The Great Gatsby are simultaneously "within and without. . . enchanted and repelled" by his first person narration of the events in F. Scott Fitzgerald's story of the American Dream/Nightmare. After finishing the first two chapters, class members are asked to consider what they have learned about Carraway, his veracity, and the influence his background has on his narration.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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