Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to understand the importance of narrative perspective and reliability in storytelling.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.6 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.3
Ask students how they think their reading of the story is affected by its first-person narration. What might Hazel be leaving out, or what might color her telling of the events of the novel? Ask them to think of other novels with first-person narration and how they related to the narrator and his/her storytelling style.
Next, have students choose a scene from Chapters 1 through 10 and re-write it, this time from...
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