Lesson 1: The Image of Maine in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt
Students study excerpts from Sinclair Lewis, "Babbitt" for its accuracy and socio-economic point of view. They rewrite a portion of "Babbit" using the point of view of a Maine guide.
5th - 8th English Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Perspective and Point of View: Day 2 Task 2
Sixth graders will listen to Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, I Have A Dream in order to discuss rhetoric, word choice, and how the author conveyed his ideas and perspective. They discuss key points and how literary devices were used to...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?
Introduce various perspectives of the civil rights movement to your middle schoolers by having them take on roles in groups. They read a projected excerpt describing a house (linked) from either the perspective of a real estate agent or...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Point of View: Comparing Esperanza's and Isabel's Perspectives About Life in the Camp (Chapter 7: "Las Cebollas/Onions")
Explore point of view and more with a Common Core-designed lesson. Learners experience different points of view by representing one of two characters from Esperanza Rising during a partner discussion. They must use evidence from the text...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Finding the Main Idea
A short excerpt at the beginning of the sheet provides middle schoolers with questions to think about when looking for the main idea. Followed by that, learners respond to four reading passages by answering multiple choice questions.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Find the Main Idea
What's the difference between the main idea of a text and the topic? Take kids through the process of literary analysis with a presentation about finding the main idea and supporting details. Additionally, it guides learners through...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Change the Point of View: First Person and Third Person
How is a story different when told from various points of view? Learn about first and third person points of view with an activity based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. Readers examine a passage written in first person, then...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Point of View: Who Is Telling the Story?
See how famous books of literature have different perspectives with a short worksheet. After reviewing the difference between first and third person points of view, learners look over six passages from various novels and decide which...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Main Ideas and Supporting Details in Writing
In several practices, individuals read paragraphs, pick out the main idea, and identify the supporting details by writing them on the lines. Learners also practice creating main idea sentences using given topic words. In the last two...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable