Understanding a book's point of view is something that helps students better understand the story, and how the POV can differ from the narrator. The narrators for Return to Sender allow the reader to view the story from two different points of view. Julia Alvarez chose to tell the story from the perspective of both Mari and Tyler, using alternating chapters giving a voice to both the family from Mexico and the family from Vermont. With this activity, students will create a storyboard identifying the differences in narration in the story and how they influence the story. Teachers can discuss the difference between a first person and third person narrator as well as the differences between limited and omniscient.
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Objective: Create a storyboard analyzing the narrator's point of view in Return to Sender.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Point of View vs. PerspectiveCommon Core Standards
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