Objective: Christopher tells the mystery of Wellington's death and the story about the emotional faces from his point of view. Because this is a mystery novel, we know that there are gaps of information that are missing. The objective of this lesson is to discover the importance of viewpoint in text.
1) 1. Discussion: Why does Christopher only tell the story from his point of view? What gaps in information do you think exist because Christopher told the story from his point of view? What information do you think Mrs. Shears or Siobhan would have included if the story was told from their point of view?
2. Activity 1: Have students rewrite one of the two stories, either that of Wellington's death or that of the emotional faces on the piece of paper, through the viewpoint of Mrs. Shears or Siobhan. Students should be prepared to share the details of their...
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