Module 9: Point of View - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will explore the role of conflict in a story. They will learn or review how to interpret context clues. They will generate ideas for a story they will write. They will also learn what relative adverbs are and how to use them.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Spelling 3: Practice 3 None
2 Points of View independent reading book
pen or pencil
3 Paraphrasing independent reading book
pen or pencil
4 Relative Pronouns independent reading book
pen or pencil
5 Writing Point of View independent reading book
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Spelling 3: Practice 3
2 Points of View
  1. Explain what point of view is.
  2. Explain the impact of a story's point of view.
3 Paraphrasing
  1. Explain the purpose and value of paraphrasing.
  2. Select the best examples of paraphrasing for a specific purpose.
4 Relative Pronouns
  1. Define and identify examples of relative pronouns.
  2. Use relative pronouns to describe a character.
5 Writing Point of View
  1. Distinguish between first-person and third-person point of view.
  2. Choose a point of view for a story.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words
point of view
relative pronoun
first person
third person

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
4 Relative Pronouns 2 Relative Pronouns Practice Assignment
5 Writing Point of View 3 Choose Your Narrator Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Spelling 3: Practice 3 To prepare for the Spelling 3: Spelling Test, have your student practice their spelling words over the coming weeks.
2 Points of View
3 Paraphrasing
4 Relative Pronouns
5 Writing Point of View

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
Points of View
  1. What is point of view?
  2. Who is the narrator?
  1. What is paraphrasing?
Relative Pronouns
  1. What are relative pronouns?
  2. What purpose do relative pronouns fill in a sentence?
  3. How are they used?
Writing Point of View
  1. What does it mean if a story is told in the first person?
  2. What does it mean if a story is told in the third person?

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
Points of View How Far Away Is the Moon?
  1. What are the different points of view in this video?
Paraphrasing Roman Colosseum (Plagiarism)
  1. What is plagiarism?
  2. What does it mean to paraphrase?
  3. If you use direct quotes what do you need to do?

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 This Is a Good Story Adam Lehrhaupt
2 Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Wendelin Van Draanen 760L
3 Little Red Writing Joan Holub
4 Author: A True Story Helen Lester 570L

Module Outing:

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

# Outing