This benchmark may be assessed using:
Assessment Limits : Items may ask the student to evaluate the point of view of the
narrator or the characters in a text. Items should not ask the
student to identify the narrator in a text in isolation. Instead,
items should ask the student to provide support for the
identification of the narrator. Items should not ask the student to
identify first and third person point of view
Text Types : The items assessing this standard may be used with one or more
grade-appropriate literary texts. Texts may vary in complexity.
Response Mechanisms : The Enhanced Item Descriptions section on page 3 provides a
list of Response Mechanisms that may be used to assess this
standard (excluding the Editing Task Choice item type). The
Sample Response Mechanisms may include, but are not
limited to, the examples below.
Task Demand and Sample Response Mechanisms :
Identify and evaluate the narrator
or character’s point of view in the
Sample Response Mechanisms
Requires the student to identify and evaluate the
narrator or a character’s point of view of a text.
Requires the student to identify evidence from the
text that illustrates the narrator’s or a character’s
point of view.
Requires the student to identify the narrator of the
passage and then to select evidence from the text
to support the answer.
Requires the student to complete a table by
matching characters with descriptions of their
points of view.
In this close reading lesson, students will work with the teacher and in cooperative groups to read and comprehend Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg. Through multiple close readings, the students will determine and analyze the point of view of the text, sequence the key events, and answer text-dependent questions. Students will also create an original narrative, rewriting the story from a human's point of view.
In this close reading lesson, students will delve deep into the text Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg. Students will practice reading comprehension, vocabulary, and point of view. They will determine the characters' points of view and how they differ from their own. Students will practice responding to text-based questions both orally and in writing, providing evidence from the text to support their claims.