Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Discovering Point of View in Literature - Section 2: Point of View Lecture


In the first incarnation of this lesson (not shown here), I asked students to find their own examples of sarcasm, understatement, and irony in the text (without first providing them with quotes to analyze). The activity took far longer than I expected, and many students did not find correct examples. I realized that I was missing a piece of scaffolding and so added in what you see here, a provided quote to analyze first, which led to a great deal more success. Further practice can address finding examples on their own.

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Discovering Point of View in Literature

Unit 6: Purpose Across Multiple Texts
Lesson 15 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to determine point of view, including hidden meanings, by analyzing their class novels.

Big Idea: Irony, sarcasm, understatement, oh my! Determining point of view when hidden meaning is at play.

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English / Language Arts, equality (American Govt), point of view, irony, understatement, sarcasm, analyze details, comparison, historical background, equality
  45 minutes
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