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New Review Their Eyes Were Watching God: Narrative and Point of View
Can a novel have an omniscient narrator and still show character point of view? Explore text structure with a lesson about Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Several discussion questions encourage kids to examine the way the book is set up, as well as different character relationships.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
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 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 139 Views 420 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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
Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury: April Eighth, 1928: Narrating from an 'Ordered Place'?
High schoolers analyze a character of Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury to catch a glimpse of a family and the changes they, and the Old South, undergo. The use of time as it relates to the structure of the plot is covered in this resource.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
New Review My Ántonia: Narrative and Point of View
Understanding point of view is imperative when reading Willa Cather's My Ántonia. Divide your class into group and assign each group one discussion question about the points of view of various characters, as well as narrative and structural choices made by the author.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury: Narrating the Compson Family Decline and the Changing South
Students analyze the novel, "The Sound and the Fury," written by iam Faulkner, tracing the changing South. Through the narrative structure, the point of view, and the relationship between change and characterization, students view the changes occurri
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Elements of Narration
Through this three-day instructional activity, learners will develop an understanding of several elements of narration such as plot, characterization, setting, point of view, and theme. Reading several fiction texts and taking notes using dialectical journaling, your class will make analytical observations, comparisons, and ask textual questions.
10th - 11th Language Arts 53 Views 252 Downloads
Knowledge or Instinct? Jack London's "To Build a Fire"
Students closely read " To Build a Fire," to explore the use of narrative point of view and debate the distinction between knowledge and instinct. The elements of literary naturalism and how they relate to Jack London's work is examined in this activity.
9th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 42 Downloads
Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat"
Students examine the relationship of man and nature as portrayed in Stephen Crane's, The Open Boat." The third person, omniscient point of view, the depth of character analysis found in the story, and the emotions evoked by the author form the focus of t
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 14 Downloads
Poems that Tell a Story: Narrative and Persona in the Poetry of Robert Frost
Students investigate and explore the poems of Robert Frost. They read and discuss poems by Frost, define narrative and personal, write narratives in a journal, and present a dramatic reading of a poem to the class.
6th - 8th Language Arts 36 Views 96 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
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
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
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