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Lesson Title Fiction Writing Lab
Unit Title Mining for Truth with Point of View
NRS Level Level 4
Length of Lesson 120 minutes
Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to deepen their understanding of point of view by applying what they have learned to create their own short story. By writing and expressing the point of view from a character of their own creation, students will be able to develop a deep understanding of what it means to look at the world from a different perspective while at the same time synthesizing and applying what they already know of narrator’s point of view and a character’s point of view. Students will have to write with a consistent point of view for their story to make sense, and will have opportunities to give and receive peer feedback, simulating a workplace experience. By continuing with our theme of coal, students will be able to learn more about coal and at the same time, have the opportunity to express themselves and be creative.

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SELF-REFLECTION-2.docx Story-Inspiration-Sheet-1.docx Rubric-for-Short-Story-1.docx Plot-outline-explanation-1.docx Plot-Outline-Blank-1.docx Peer-Review-u2013-Overall-Review-of-Outline-1.docx how-do-you-write_-_-Linda-Bloodworth.pdf Creative-Writing-Short-Story-Peer-Workshop-Worksheet.pdf
Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Write using a consistent point of view
  • Provide feedback to peers
  • Use the critiques of peers to make their own writing better
Student Target

I can write a narrative using a consistent point of view.

CCR Standards
  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.

  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (Apply this standard to texts of appropriate complexity as outlined by Standard 10.)

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
Writing Anchor 3: Level C
Writing Anchor 9: Level C
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. 

     a. Apply Reading standards from this level to literature (e.g., “Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text”).

    b. Apply Reading standards from this level to informational text (e.g., “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s)”).

Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
KYAE Employability Standards
  • E.1 Effectively contribute to a team through cooperation, leadership, and giving and accepting critical feedback to work toward a common goal.

  • E.8 Interact with others in a professional manner.