Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 1 hour
Topic: Character Point of View
Grade Level: 7
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will analyze how an author develops and contrasts points of views of characters in a text.
Know Before You Start: This lesson will help students understand how characters in a fictional text can have varying points of view.
Read the sample comic. Discuss how each character has a different point of view regarding the damage to the house. How might these differing views cause problems for these roommates?
Discuss an event within a familiar fictional text. Have students compare and contrast each character’s unique point of view regarding the event.
Explain how authors use a character's point of view to develop the story.
Have students read and analyze a fictional passage in order to understand the characters’ points of view.
Have students create a comic demonstrating each character’s point of view regarding an event in the story.
- Extend the learning by having students discuss their comics and write a written reflection of how the author used character point of view to develop the story or novel.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
Preteach vocabulary, e.g., compare, contrast, points of view, event, and theme.
Provide a Venn-Diagram for students to use to compare points of view.
Allow students to work with a peer model.
Provide sentence starters as needed.