Day 1

The Things They Carried Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Point of View

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    Students will be able to assess and track their own interpretations of the narrator's point of view and reliability.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.6


    Ask students to identify and discuss the point of view in the first story, "The Things They Carried." Ask them to make a list of qualities that third-person narrators bring to storytelling, and then ask them to assess the first story in light of what they find.

    Then ask students to revisit the point of view after having read "Love." Ask them to repeat the steps of the activity above, looking for qualities a...

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