World Lit: Changes in Perspective

Standard: ELAGSE9-10RI3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.

Learning Target: I can analyze tone and diction to track changes in narrative perspective.

Opening Session: Tell me your FAVORITE part of Thanksgiving, or your best Thanksgiving memory!

Work Session: Today we’re going to read the rather long essay, “Thanksgiving: A Personal History” by Jennifer New and discuss how our perspectives change as we age.

As we read, consider how the author looks at the world and how her perspective shifts over time. Consider also how your own perspective on the world has changed as you have aged.

Afterwards, I want you to do the Working from the Text chart on page 171. Then, flip over to page 172 and do question 11, which is about your own life and perspective.

Closing Session: Share out! How has your perspective on a family holiday or event changed over time?

Assessment: Informal – book check

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

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