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"Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros

Lesson for September 11, 2012
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Keith Fox

on 13 September 2012

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Transcript of "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros

by Sandra Cisneros "Eleven" The speaker of a story or a poem Narrator How the narrator sees the world Point of View The words the speaker uses

The words Rachel uses tell you how she feels about being eleven years old! Word Choice On your worksheet:
Draw a picture of Rachel
List all of the words she uses that tell you about her Describe Rachel! On your worksheet:
List all of the words Rachel uses that tell you about her point of view
Explain what each word tells you about her Rachel's Point of View WORD CHOICE:
"And you don't feel eleven at all" What is the Narrator's Point of View? POINT OF VIEW:
This tells me that Rachel doesn't feel she is eleven yet! On your worksheet:
List all of the important things that happened in Rachel's day Timeline of Rachel's Day What Happened?
Rachel turns eleven

Evidence:
"When you wake up on your eleventh birthday..."

How did it change Rachel?
She doesn't realize that she's eleven yet Timeline of Rachel's Day What is she like? Who is the narrator of "Eleven"? How does Rachel see the world?

Why do you think that? Examples:

"stupid"
"raggedy"
"too late" List at least 10 words that Rachel uses that tell you about her! You have to know what opinionated statements are!
Opinions = judgments about something, not facts
Example: "I think Jane is mean"
Non-Example: "Jane is eleven."

Now, complete the "Opinion Summary" worksheet to practice identifying opinions! Before You Can Describe Rachel: RL.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

RL.6.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

RL.6.6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of a narrator or speaker in a text What You Will Learn!
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