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New Review The Joy Luck Club: Narrative and Point of View
Discuss point of view when a novel has multiple narrators. Using the first section of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, learners analyze the characters of June Woo, An-Mei Hsu, Lindo Jong, and Ying-Ying St. Clair. They write about one character's strengths and weaknesses that they can see so far, and analyze how the novel is improved by using more than one narrator.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 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 6 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Call of the Wild: Narrative and Point of View
Examine Buck and the point of view of the narrator in Jack London's The Call of the Wild. Start off with small group discussion. The plan provides three passages for group members to analyze. Next, ask individuals to flip the relationship between main character and narrator and narrate stories from their own lives, but from the point of view of a pet or other animal.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
New Review A Wizard of Earthsea: Narrative and Point of View
Take a close look at point of view by considering the narrator in Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. Class members discuss her choice of narrator and the literary style of the book before responding to one of two writing prompts in essay format.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Getting Hooked, Introduction for a Narrative
How can you interest your reader? Here is a great lesson on reading and discussing the characteristics of a narrative. Elementary schoolers explore writing techniques to hook the reader. They identify their hook and share their introductions in small groups.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 35 Views 433 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 126 Views 124 Downloads
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas. Students may check some of their answers online.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 5 Views 22 Downloads
A Circular Journey To Imaginative Narrative Writing
How do you end a narrative? Writers determine how imaginative narratives can be written as circular stories, including a logical ending. They listen to stories while completing an activity on the overhead about things that are real and imaginary.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 15 Views 135 Downloads
Narrative Writing for Publication
Seventh graders create an original narrative story in a diary or journal format involving a fictional character with conflict, plot, resolution and falling action within the story line. They follow the steps of the writing process with editing and organization, and they produce a copy of it on Microsoft Publisher.
7th Technology & Engineering 4 Views 21 Downloads
Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts instructional activity. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their narrative movie script.
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 327 Downloads
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 12 short answer and essay questions about Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 13 Views 86 Downloads
Controlled Narrative Writing
Young scholars add details to their narratives. In this narrative writing lesson, students look at a simple four sentence narrative and add adjectives and adverbs to make it more descriptive. They do this activity whole class, in partners and then independently.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 24 Views 169 Downloads
Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory details and one rich in description.
8th Language Arts 85 Views 383 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 43 Views 502 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Narrator
Students consider a variety of narrative stances by analyzing Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Pierce's utilization of narration variations. In this narration variation lesson, students define the term 'unreliable narrator' and given text supported examples.
7th - 9th Language Arts 8 Views 33 Downloads