Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Question Everything! Asking and Answering Level Three Question - Section 2: Let's Review: Narrative Point of View


Identifying narrative point of view is a skill the students are introduced to early on in their educations, but refining it, and looking at how point of view interacts with the text, is certainly a more complex task. As I plan for students to move up, and call upon them to tackle, more complex tasks and material, I keep the foundations of their skill set in mind. By "waiting" until the end of this multi-unit look at short stories to address narrative point of view, I provided students with the opportunity to grapple with the complexity of evaluating point of view, comparing and contrasting the ways in which the stories use their narrative voice to get meaning across, explicitly and implied. I found that connecting back to our look at "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" really helped frame this look at point of view, as the students were able to "see" how "not seeing" the narration changed what we knew about Peyton's situation, leaving a lot more open to interpretation, inference, or guesswork. 

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Question Everything! Asking and Answering Level Three Question

Unit 12: Literacy: Naturalism and Understanding Conflict in the American Short Story
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: SWBAT analyze theme and key idea of the Realism, Regionalism, and Naturalism literary movements by asking questions that idealize, imagine, and predict.

Big Idea: Third Floor: Housewares, Critical Thinking, Evaluation, and "What-If Questions"!

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Comprehension (Reading), Fictional Literature, Test Review, Student Generated Questions, Three Levels of Questioning
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