Day 5

Montana 1948 Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Alternate Point of View Exercise

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will explore the strengths and limitations of the book's narration, and write a scene imagining another character's perspective

    Common Core Standards:



    David Hayden narrates the events of Montana 1948, reflecting on the observations, experiences, and feelings of his twelve-year-old self 40 years after the fact. While it is infused with some of adult David’s retrospective insights on the events of 1948, the narrative is largely shaped by his unique view as an adolescent growing up in rural...

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