Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 1 hour
Topic: Character Point of View
Grade Level: 7
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 character point of view to develop the story.
- Ask students to read and analyze a fictional passage in order to understand the characters’ points of view.
- Students will create a comic demonstrating each character’s point of view regarding an event in the story.
Closure: 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 read.
- Pre-teach vocabulary (compare, contrast, points of view, event, 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 when necessary
- Example comic to print or display: Comic
- You will need a familiar text to use as an example.
- Students will need a fictional passage to read and analyze.