In the Time of the Butterflies: Narrative and Point of View

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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. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add in some scaffolding by allowing learners to discuss in small groups before talking about point of view as a whole class
Pros

  • Neatly blends together a discussion of an author's craft with a student writing assignment
  • Includes a homework assignment to keep class members going with the reading and an accompanying question
Cons

  • None