Lesson 2: Changing the Point of View
- Learning Goal
- Change one point of view to another.
- Approximately 50 minutes
- Necessary Materials
- Provided: Direct Teaching and Guided Practice, Direct Teaching and Guided Practice (Teacher’s Answer Guide), Independent Practice Worksheet
Not Provided: N/A
will review what we have learned about point of view. I will explain that the point of view of a story affects the author’s purpose, voice and plot of the story. Today we will change the point of view of texts and identify how a different point of view affects each story. I will read the first paragraph on the “Changing the Point of View” worksheet (provided) and model how to identify the point of view (third person limited). I will model how to change the point of view and rewrite this paragraph in the first person. (Direct Teaching and Guided Practice Student Worksheet and Teacher Answers are provided below in Teacher and Student Materials.) I will explain that changing the point of view to first person allowed me to add more feeling to the story because it was told from a personal point of view.
Ask: How did I change the point of view? Students should respond that you changed the narrator in the story to yourself. You were able to add your feelings to the story because you wrote it in first person.
will compare and contrast the two paragraphs. For example: The story written in first person allowed the reader to learn more about the narrator’s feelings about being good at sports but not good at singing. We will rewrite the paragraph again in the third person omniscient. We will discuss how the paragraph changed each time the point of view was changed. (Direct Teaching and Guided Practice Student Worksheet and Teacher Answers are provided below.)
will determine the point of view of each paragraph on the Independent Practice worksheet and rewrite each paragraph in another point of view. (Student Independent Practice is provided below.) You will explain how changing the point of view changes the paragraphs.
Build Student Vocabulary assembly
|Tier 2 Word: assembly|
|Contextualize the word as it is used in the story||Kathy has a beautiful singing voice, and her teachers are always asking her to sing at assemblies or in school musicals.|
|Explain the meaning student-friendly definition)||An assembly is a group of people gathered together for a specific purpose. We often have assemblies at school, but the government and other groups of people hold assemblies as well.|
|Students repeat the word||Say the word assembly with me: assembly.|
|Teacher gives examples of the word in other contexts||Every year, our school organizes a terrific assembly for Black History Month. When I’m trying to make major decisions, I sometimes call an assembly of my friends, so I can ask their advice.|
|Students provide examples||Can you give an example of an assembly? Start by saying, “One example of an assembly is _________________.”|
|Students repeat the word again.||What word are we talking about? assembly|
Pause when reading the short paragraph aloud. Since Kathy is a great singer, she can be called a vocalist, and because Therese is a great athlete, she can be called a competitor or sportsperson.
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