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Background For Teachers:
Point of View Lesson
I. Reading Literature
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
Point of view can be categorized into two different ways.
Below is a story. Students need to do two things. First, identify which point of view this story is written in 1st, omniscient, or 3rd limited. Second, they need to pick another narrator and retell the story from that person's or item's point of view. They can pick the other boy, the paint brush, the fence, a rock, a neighbor walking by, etc.
1. Which point of view (1st, 3rd limited, omniscient) is this piece written in and explain how you can tell?
2. Rewrite the story from the point of view of another character or item.
Place throughout your room pictures from magazines. Give students the Pictures Point of View worksheet. Students must write a short story based on the pictures in first person, omniscient, and 3rd person limited point of view.
III. Point of View PowerPoint
Students can do this before or after the writing, but it's a chance to identify the different points of view when they see them. On a piece of paper, they should number 1 to 20 and write one of the three types of point of view.
Point of View PowerPoint is to be used as practice or a test.
Student Prior Knowledge:
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Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Carr, Karen. "Pandora," Kidipede - History for Kids. 2012. (Web site)
Carr, Terry. "Pont of View." (Web site)
Dell, Diana Ed.S. "Analogies set 2." Union: Gamequarium and SqoolTechs, LLC, 2012.
Fraser, Hugh. "In the Cyclops Cave." London: Storynory, 2012. (Web site)
King. "Simple, Compound, & Complex Sentences." San Mateo: Quia, 2012.
Parks, James and Sally Corbett. "Orpheus." Austin: Highland Park Elementary School, 1997.
Pontikis, Nick. "Mythology in Modern Society, Mythology in Daily Life." The Myth Man persona. 1999.
Thomas Bulfinch, "Cupid and Psyche." The Age of Fable; or, Stories of Gods and Heroes (1855). Bulfinch's source is The Golden Ass (books 4-6) by the Roman writer Lucius Apuleius.
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. New York: Modern Library, 2001 (11876) From Chapter 2: "The Glorious Whitewasher."
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