Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
This book is written from a first-person point of view, meaning that Fulghum is the character telling the story in each chapter. In this lesson, we discuss and learn about point of view and how it is used in the book.
1) Class Discussion: Fulghum's stories are written from a first-person point of view. Most of the stories are written about Fulghum's own life experiences that have taught him something about life or himself. What is first-person point of view? How do you know that this book is written in first person? If the book wasn't written in first-person narrative, how would the stories be different? Would the book still appeal to readers? If so, would it appeal to readers in the same way, or would it involve more fact than opinion?
2) Group Discussion: Divide class into groups, and have the groups discuss how...
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