Lesson Plan

Point of View Pronouns

In this support lesson, your ELs will learn how to determine point of view in a text while using pronouns to support their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Mythological Creature: Vampire.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Mythological Creature: Vampire lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Mythological Creature: Vampire lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will learn about the folklore surrounding vampires and improve their reading comprehension skills.

Language

Students will be able to determine point of view in a text with pronouns using word banks and sentence frames.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Invite a student up to the board to perform a task. For example, ask them to draw a picture of a unicorn on the board. While they draw, narrate their actions using pronouns (i.e., "She is drawing the unicorn's face. Now, she is drawing a horn.").
  • Explain that when you were describing the student's actions, you were acting like a narrator and telling about what they were doing from an outside perspective. Tell students that this way of talking about something is called the third person point of view.
  • Next, perform a similar action yourself. For example, draw a picture of a vampire. Narrate your own actions using pronouns (i.e., "I am drawing a vampire. My vampire has two sharp teeth.").
  • Explain that when you were describing your own actions, you were using the first person point of view because you were talking about an action you were doing yourself.
  • Tell students that today you will be discussing the words authors use to show point of view in stories.