Module 3-Narrators-Language Arts 5A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will learn how a narrator's point of view affects other parts of a story. Students will learn how details about a narrator's point of view can be used as context clues. Students will learn how to choose the best context for determining the meaning of a word. They will also choose a narrator for the stories they're writing.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Identifying Point of View crayons or colored pencils (optional);
2 The Narrator as Context crayons or colored pencils (optional);
3 Choosing Context independent reading book
crayons or colored pencils (optional)

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Identifying Point of View
  1. Explain how point of view affects a story's narration.
2 The Narrator as Context
  1. Identify the best strategy for figuring out a word's meaning.
  2. Use point of view to clarify what a word means.
3 Choosing Context
  1. Identify the best strategy for figuring out a word's meaning.
  2. Choose the best point of view for their own narratives.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
point of view

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
3 Choosing Context 4 Word Attack Practice Assignment
3 Choosing Context 5 Choose Your Narrator Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Identifying Point of View
  1. What is the point of view in a story?
  2. What is a narrator?
  3. How can pronouns help you identify who the narrator is of a story?
The Narrator as Context
  1. How can you use what you know about the narrators point of view to figure out the meanings of words?
Choosing Context
  1. What are the different ways to use context clues?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Identifying Point of View Abel's Island
  1. How does being a mouse affect what Abel sees and experiences?
Identifying Point of View Abel's Island Part 2
  1. Describe how the author adds human characteristics to Abel.
Identifying Point of View Strike:The Story of a South African Boy
  1. Who is the main character of this story?
  2. Whose point of view is used in this story?
The Narrator as Context Abel's Island
  1. What does Abel mean when he says that the island was known to civilized creatures?
  2. Why is this an important discovery for him?
  3. How does Abel's second use of the word civilized back up your first guess about what the word means?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Jon Scieszka AD510L
2 Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf Trisha Speed Shaskan 460L
3 Little Red Writing Joan Holub

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing