Reading Literature in Grade 7 English Language Arts
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text, Reading Literature, standard 6, grade 7 (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL7.6).
Why? Observing and thinking about how an author creates a text helps students to create their own text. Point of view is an element that can completely change
How? Prompt students to observe how the author develops point of view through guiding questions. Who is telling the story? Whose thoughts and ideas are represented? Whose thoughts and ideas are not being shared? How does the author let us know how the character/narrator thinks and feels?
What? The word “analyze” appears in many standards. To analyze something means to examine it in great detail in order to better understand that thing and to be able to identify its parts.We ask students to analyze so that they may apply that information to other tasks.
View this sample lesson in which students analyze two voice poems