Module 3a: Understanding Perspectives: The Land of the Golden Mountain

Contributed By
UnboundEd
Subjects
English-Language Arts
Grades
Grade 6

Module 3a: Understanding Perspectives: The Land of the Golden Mountain

Students study how an author develops point of view and how an author’s perspective.

36 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS (36 HOURS)


Description

In this module, students are involved in a study of how an author develops point of view and how an author’s perspective, based on his or her culture, is evident in his or her writing. Students will read Lawrence Yep’s Dragon wings (870L), a high interest novel about an eight-year-old boy from China who joins his father in San Francisco in the early 1900s. As they read the novel, students also will read excerpts of Lawrence Yep’s biography The Lost Garden in order to determine how his culture and his experiences shaped his perspective and how his perspective is evident in his novel Dragon wings. Through the close reading of these texts, students will learn multiple strategies for acquiring and using academic vocabulary.

The Following Units Are Included within this Module:

  • Unit 1:  Narrator's Point of View and Evidence of Author's Perspective in Dragon Wings
  • Unit 2:  Comparing Varying Points of View of the Same Topic or Event
  • Unit 3:  Understanding Perspectives:  The Land of the Golden Mountain

Lessons are organized under each unit.

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