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Activity Overview


In this activity, students will examine the narrator’s point of view and identify what it reveals about the characters using textual evidence.

In this example, the narrator knows Zlateh’s, Aaron’s, and the family’s thoughts and actions.

  • Zlateh’s thoughts and actions: “And Zlateh would scratch her neck with a horn, shake her white bearded head, and come out with the single sound which expressed all her thoughts, and all her love.”
  • Aaron’s thoughts and actions: “As for Aaron’s dreams, they were all about warm weather. He dreamed of green fields, trees covered with blossoms, clear brooks, and singing birds.”
  • The family’s thoughts and actions: “Aaron’s family and their neighbors had searched for the boy and the goat but had found no trace of them during the storm. They feared they were lost.”

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Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 4 (Difficult / Complex)

Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group

Type of Activity: Point of View vs. Perspective

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/6] Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

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