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!
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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.

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