Lesson 1 (from Part 1 - Welcome: Chapters 1-5)
The objective of this lesson is to discuss the point of view of the novel in Chapters 1-5 and how it influences the story. We Were Liars is told from a first-person point of view. What a reader knows about events and characters is determined by the point of view. Point of view determines how readers view the story and the characters in a story.
Class Discussion: Who is telling the story in Chapters 1-5? What pronouns are used in these chapters? Is everything that happens told from the narrator's point of view? Does anyone else tell the story? Does Cadence reveal her thoughts as she tells his story? Does the reader know what other characters are thinking? What is the point of view of the novel?
Activity: Divide the students into small groups. Have each group rewrite a section of Chapters 1-5 in third...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.7, 11-12.7
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