English Language Arts Grade 7
Reading: Literature Standard 6
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
Boys Read: Considering Courage in Novels
Research suggests that many boys are drawn to books that spark discussion and offer positive role models. In this multisession lesson, students choose one such novel to read and study.
Investigating the Holocaust: A Collaborative Inquiry Project
Students will read a range of Holocaust resources, from different genres and media; use a variety of resources to gather and synthesize knowledge about the Holocaust; work collaboratively to investigate questions about a specific topic; present information orally and in a group newspaper.
The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts
Many students read without questioning a text or analyzing the author's viewpoint. In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students learn to look at texts from different viewpoints. Was the "big bad wolf" really bad? Throughout the lesson, students are encouraged to view texts from different angles.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving's tale of the Headless Horseman has become a Halloween classic, although few Americans celebrated that holiday when the story was new. In this unit from EDSITEment, students explore the artistry that helped make Irving our nation's first literary master and ponder the mystery that now haunts every Halloween--What happened to Ichabod Crane?
Young Adult Literature about the Middle East: A Cultural Response Perspective
This lesson supports the use of multicultural literature through modification of traditional literature circle roles using a cultural response perspective.
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