Work on characterization with a narrative writing instructional activity, in which middle schoolers interpret a character's perspective. They discuss family traditions and examine how culture can influence a character's perspective....
What Is History?
Students process a variety of information on the reasons for different interpretations of history.
Students explore, as a basis for their poem, their own personal observations and understandings of a specific person's character which might include exploits, actions, mannerisms and personality. They write a brief poem that tells a story.
Develop Your Own Interpretation
Students use pieces of Andy Warhol's art to write critiques. Using different points of view, they answer discussion questions and share them with the class. They also interpret the art from a historian and artist point of view. They...
Students compare individual interpretations of a very short text, finding significant variations. They examine one example of the way objects and symbols may be used to influence interpretation of accompanying text. .