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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 5
Building on the previous activity in this series of lesson seeds, this plan focuses on the use of dialect in Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. Class members examine specific lines of text, use their reading journals to respond to the reading, watch an excerpt of the film adaptation, and rewrite an interaction between Phillip and Timothy, changing the point of view and using dialect.
6th Language Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Is Mr. Wolf Really A Bad Guy?
Is the wolf from "The Three Little Pigs" really big and bad, or is he just misunderstood? To analyze the effect of point of view, middle schoolers read Jon Scieszka's The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and evaluate the information as they read.
6th - 8th Language Arts 49 Views 244 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Experience how a story can drastically change when the point of view is altered. Young scholars first read a review of Disney's film Tarzan, focusing on how the point of view in the classic story is important. They then select another popular children's story and rewrite it from the perspective of a character whose voice was not heard in the story's original form.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 59 Views 432 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Perspectives and Point of View: Task 2 and 3
An effective argument must be backed up with supporting details and facts. Sixth graders use The True Story of the Three Little Pigs to formulate a personal opinion of the wolf's portrayal of the events. They compose a persuasive letter in defense or defamation of the wolf, using supporting details and evidence from the text to substantiate their opinions.
6th Language Arts 72 Views 207 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 24 Views 286 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Hey Man...Wuz Goin' On?
United Streaming Video’s A Boy, A Dog, and A Frog provides viewers an opportunity to write from the point of view of one of the characters in the tale. Half the class is assigned the role of the boy while the other half assumes the point of view of the frog.
9th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to get familiar with them.
6th - 12th Language Arts 49 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 91 Views 322 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Determining Author's Point of View: The Sneeches
Determine the author's point of view in a text. Young readers read Dr. Seuss' The Sneeches and identify the author's purpose in the story. They identify persuasive techniques in writing, asking and answering questions to better comprehend the text.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 62 Views 1070 Downloads
Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Point of View and Tone
Good grief? Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Grief" and Emily Dickinson's "After great pain, a formal feeling comes" are the focus of a series of close reading activities that ask groups to compare the point of view and tone of these two poems on the same subject.
11th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"I" Witness to History
Young journalists write two to four diary entries from the point of view of a person involved in a historical event. They focus on including facts, clear narration, and accurate description of the individual's feelings. Use this activity in a cross-curricular writing assignment between language arts and U.
6th - 10th Language Arts 29 Views 196 Downloads
"The Tell-Tale Heart"- It's a Matter of Point of View
How does the point of view of Poe's protagonist in "The Tell-Tale Heart" contribute to the suspenseful tone? Help your middle schoolers identify the point of view in a literary work with this lesson, which goes on to discuss the limitations of first-person point of view.
8th Language Arts 27 Views 138 Downloads
Express Yourself Lesson Seed 16: Author
Your class has finished reading The Cay. Now what? Try out this idea, which invites learners to examine the author's values and how they relate to the novel. Pupils watch a quick video about the author and take notes in a provided graphic organizer.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Fairy Tales: Another Point of View
In the second of a two-part lesson, young learners act out the story of The Three Little Pigs. After reading an alternate version, class members use a Venn diagram to discuss how the wolf's feelings differ from those of the pigs. In the culminating activity kids make a triorama where they record similarities and differences in the stories and draw the characters.
3rd Language Arts 23 Views 201 Downloads
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals the writers use to express their beliefs on a similar theme.
11th - 12th Language Arts 69 Views 77 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Prose Styles: Tough, Sweet, and Stuffy
Take a walk on the rhetorical side with this presentation, which discusses three styles of prose: tough (ethos), sweet (pathos), and stuffy (logos). The slide show provides thorough definitions and examples of each style, as well as charts that differentiate the features of novels, ads, and textbooks.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 15 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Historical Fiction: A Wealth of Interpretations
Historical fiction becomes a platform for exploring different perspectives. The class makes predictions based on illustrations, completes Venn diagrams to compare and contrast differing points of view, and to think about how characters change.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 10 Views 149 Downloads
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
Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)
Study historical events by combining the study of historical fiction and non-fiction. Learners read about true past events in historical fiction novels and then research non-fiction accounts of the same events. What are some differences they find?
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 91 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Words are the Key - Part 2
Do newspaper journalists always remain objective, or can you see evidence of their opinion in the text? As a group, read the passage Birds of Prey. There are signal words your kids should look for (seems, believe, likely, etc.). Using these clues, your readers will decide how the author feels about the topic.
2nd Language Arts 7 Views 70 Downloads