A Lesson in Point of View

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If You Come Softly, Jacqueline Woodson's poignant tale of interracial love, provides the text for a study of point of view. Groups consider how Ellie's first person and Miah's third person points of view impact the story.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Rather then delivering a lecture on point of view, have groups research and present the information
  • Flip the lesson by preparing a video of the lecture and having class members view material out of class
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson is designed to be used in conjunction with a reading of Woodson's novel
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