Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Days)
Chapter 1, Days
The students will be able to understand point of view.
• Using this opening scene with the villagers, have the students write a description of the events from the point of view of a Viet Cong soldier.
• Have the students discuss how this book would be different if written from the Viet Cong's point of view.
• When the soldiers come across the tunnel, explore with the students how things might be different they had sent a soldier down into the tunnel instead of throwing down two grenades. Have them rewrite this scene with this change.
Provide the students with five or six rewritten statements from any source and have them identify from whose point of view they were written.
Provide the students with a passage from the book and have them rewrite it from a different point of view.
Lesson 2 (from Chapter 1, Days)
This section contains 4,127 words
(approx. 14 pages at 300 words per page)