Module 10: Narrators - Course Guide

Module Overview:

Students will learn how to describe the setting in a story they are reading—and also how to develop a setting for their own stories. Students will learn how to use details of setting as context clues for defining unfamiliar words. Students will learn how to create the setting for a story of their own. They'll also learn about prepositional phrases and how they are used in different types of text.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Spelling 4: Practice 1 None
2 Analyzing Narrators independent reading book
pen or pencil
3 Introducing Narrators independent reading book
pen or pencil
4 Using Direct Quotes independent reading book
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Spelling 4: Practice 1
2 Analyzing Narrators
  1. Analyze the narrator in a story.
  2. Define and describe omniscient narrator.
3 Introducing Narrators
  1. Choose a narrator who will provide an interesting point of view for a story.
  2. Introduce a story's narrator in a way that is interesting.
4 Using Direct Quotes
  1. Define and identify examples of direct quotes.
  2. Use commas and quotation marks to punctuate a direct quote.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words
point of view
direct quote
quotation mark

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
3 Introducing Narrators 1 Who's Your Narrator? Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Spelling 4: Practice 1 To prepare for the Spelling 4: Spelling Test, have your student practice their spelling words over the coming weeks.
2 Analyzing Narrators
3 Introducing Narrators
4 Using Direct Quotes

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
Analyzing Narrators
  1. What is a narrator?
  2. What is point of view?
  3. What is first person point of view?
  4. What is third person point of view?
  5. What is an omniscient narrator?
  6. What does it mean to analyze?
Introducing Narrators
  1. What are some ways to develop a narrator in a story?
Using Direct Quotes
  1. What is a direct quote?
  2. How do you punctuate a direct quote?

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
Analyzing Narrators Treasure Island
  1. Who is the narrator in this story?
  2. What clues tell you who the narrator is?
Analyzing Narrators Maniac MaGee
  1. Who is the narrator in this story?
  2. Does this narrator have a limited view or unlimited view?
Introducing Narrators Young Wiley Flint
  1. Describe the narrator from this video.
Introducing Narrators The Way I See It
  1. Describe the narrator in this video.

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

Module Outing:

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

# Outing