Unit Introduction: Monkey King & American Born Chinese

Unit 5: Literary: Point of View & Perspective in American Born Chinese
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: In this unit, the students will practice identifying and explaining point of view in the graphic novel, American Born Chinese. In this unit, students will revisit the key themes of identity, assimilation, and relationships that were introduced in a previous unit (Absolutely True Diary).

Big Idea: The teller of the story guides what we think; the point of view depicting the story guides what we see. As we focus our energy on the teller of the story, the focus is on the distinctive qualities of the story itself.

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English / Language Arts, Visual Arts, assimilation, Writing, Reading, Literary Response and Analysis, symbolism (Literary Terms), american born chinese, graphic novel, image analysis, visual litera, Visual Literacy, multimodal reading
  35 minutes
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