Decide the Point of View
Practice descriptive writing and identify different points of view. Middle schoolers engage in a class discussion and take notes on the 3 different points of view in writing, and how that affects what we understand what we read.
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Point of View: Who Is Telling the Story?
See how famous books of literature have different perspectives with a short learning exercise. After reviewing the difference between first and third person points of view, learners look over six passages from various novels and decide...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Evaluating Information Quality
Students evaluate information they are given and identify the quality of the information as fact, fiction, and point of view. In this information quality lesson plan, students also discuss how they can pick out good information verses...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
The Girls by Amy Goldman Koss
The Girls by Amy Goldman Koss is the focus of a character analysis lesson. Class members make a chart noting the names of specific characters in the book, noting attributes that define each character. They discuss bullying and peer...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Maniac Magee: Problematic Situation
As part of their reading of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, class members consider what it would take to survive living on their own. Using the provided worksheet, individuals list their needs and decide where they would seek shelter.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Jacket: Journal Templates Teacher's Guide
Explore this story involving prejudice and racism to enhance learners' comprehension skills. The story The Jacket by Andrew Clements involves an African American boy who is falsely accused of stealing someone's jacket. This teacher's...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Analyzing A Writer's Stance: Defending Points of View in a Debate
Middle and high schoolers debate colleges' right to grant admissions based on legacy status. This point-of-view lesson plan uses a column from the New York Times about college admission policies as a springboard for a student debate....
6th - 12th English Language Arts