Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Looking Through the Porthole: Recognizing Author's Point of View - Section 4: Demonstrate Skills


As I walked around during this lesson, something that I noticed a few students saying was, “Well, I didn’t see where it said the poet’s point of view.”  At this point, I knew these students who were “looking” for the point of view in the text did not understand that the point of view is not explicitly stated-instead, it must be inferred.  I took this opportunity to question students.  By asking them questions such as, "Did you find the author's point of view specifically in the text?  Can you put your finger on it?", and then following with continued guided questioning, students lead themselves through the inquiries they have about "where" the point of view is located.  By the end of our discussion, I have helped guide students to the understanding that in some cases, the point of view will not be clearly stated in the text, and so we must read the text carefully and make informed decisions on what we think the author is trying to say or what we think the author is feeling about the topic.

  Reflection: Author's Point of View May Not Be Explicit!
  Student Led Inquiry: Reflection: Author's Point of View May Not Be Explicit!
Loading resource...

Looking Through the Porthole: Recognizing Author's Point of View

Unit 1: Oceans Unit
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT identify the narrator’s (or author's) point of view.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will read ocean-inspired poetry and identify the narrator’s, author's, or poet’s, point of view and purpose for writing the poem.

  Print Lesson
10 teachers like this lesson
  30 minutes
looking through the porthole
Similar Lessons
Using Video Shorts: Point of View Practice (Day 3/5)
3rd Grade ELA » Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
Big Idea: To begin thinking about how point of view changes a story, students put themselves in the shoes of four characters at specific moments in a film and record what they might be thinking.
Environment: Rural
Jennifer Martinez
Point of View: You see black, I see white
3rd Grade ELA » Point of View Unit
Big Idea: Introducing the concept of Point of View
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban
Melody Arabo
Kenny & the Dragon Day One: Introduction & Chapter 1
3rd Grade ELA » Ancient Greece, Dragons, Gods, and Giants!
Big Idea: Read literature, write abridged summaries, and answer comprehension questions
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
Nicole Prejna
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload