Our Personal Point of View lesson plan prepares students to use character actions, dialogue, inferences, and motivation to find out about the character’s perception. Explore personal point of view as a gateway into understanding author’s message and bias, as well as to encourage students to explore their own opinions and reactions to literature. During this lesson, students are asked to collaborate to play a game in which students take turns selecting a statement card, which tells an event from a well-known piece of literature and a main character’s personal point of view about the event, and give their personal point of view and explain why it is the same or different as the character’s. Students are also asked to read given passages and answer questions about personal point of view in the text.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify a point of view based on the actions of characters and narrator, use explicit and inferential information to determine personal point of view for characters, and distinguish their personal point of view from that of characters or author.