RL.1.6

Identify who is telling the story at various points in the text

 


VOCABULARY
  • character(s)
  • point of view
  • identify
  • different
  • story telling

  • text
  • story teller
  • author
  • story
  • change

INTEGRATION IDEAS
  what's this
  • Being able to under who is telling the story supports comprehension of text selections among all content areas.
  • Being able to discern when the person who is telling the story changes (from character to character or from character to author) reduces confusion and supports the linkage of various events and views.
  • Being able to identify the person who is telling the story strengthens more mature readers’ understanding of point of view and how that effects the development of the story.
  • Understanding who is telling the story supports the more mature readers’ later understanding of author’s purpose for writing as well as tone and the use of other literacy devices.
  • Being able to identify the person who is telling the story at various points supports critical analysis of information and a comparison of various perspectives about topics or focus areas.
  • Understanding who is telling the story at various points supports a more mature understanding of persuasion and bias in cartoons, pictorials, essays, advertisements, and so forth.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION  what's this
  • How does identifying who is telling the story at various points support children’s understandings of the meaning and purpose of a text selection?
  • What strategies help children understand changes in persons telling the story within a single selection?
  • How does identifying who is telling the story at various points help children identify different perspectives/points of view?
  • How does identifying who is telling the story at various points help children describe various characters within the story?

SAMPLE PERFORMACE TASK – Students identify the points at which different characters are telling the story in Finn Family Moomintral by Tove Jansson.

LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to RL.K.6 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to RL.2.6 to see the progression of related skills.