In the Outsiders, there is a fight scene at the fountain (students generally read Outsiders in grade 7). You could read that excerpt and then give a mini-lesson on point of view and how it is affected by character motivation. The Outsiders is written from Pony's POV, and he is a greaser. Ask students to think about how the scene would be different from a Socs point of view and then ask them to choose a prompt to explore that point of view. For example, they could pretend to be a Soc and write facebook posts, tweets, a diary entry, etc...
Alternatively, I taught a lesson for this site that explored imagery and Beowulf in grade 7. You can check out the whole lesson and materials here: http://katienovakudl.com/lesson-plan-beowulf/
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I assume you're scheduled for a demo lesson as part of an interview protocol. If that is the case, did they provide any suggestions about possible standards to cover or content? If not, it's always based to demo a standards-based lesson. Are you in a Common Core state or another state? If you're Common Core, a fun one is to examine point of view by reading a short story (very short) with the students and then ask them to respond to the story in a different point of view. I can give you specific examples if you're like. Feel free to contact me.
Yes, this is an interview protocol. Specific examples will help! Thanks in advance.
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