Shifting Perspectives in Toni Morrison's Beloved

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An interactive provides readers with an opportunity to record their reactions to Beloved, Toni Morrison's powerful narrative based on the life of Margaret Garner. Prompts ask them to consider how the shifting point of view contributes to readers' responses to the characters and the events in the novel.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the resource in a class study of Beloved
  • Instead of recording their responses on page two of the interactive, ask readers to make notes in their reading journals to share in groups before a whole class conversation
Classroom Considerations

  • Comes with a caution that the resource contains material that may be sensitive for some viewers; therefore, preview the content to determine if appropriate for your classroom
  • Requires a free PBS account to access materials
  • One of five BPS videos devoted to Morrison's Beloved
  • Stop the audio at the end of Morrison's reading on page five to avoid the beginning of an unrelated tape
Pros

  • The interactive permits readers to record their personal responses to the often intimate and horrifying events
Cons

  • None