This high interest lesson will engage students through the reading of the introduction of the book Left to Tell and a video interview of the author of the book. Students will be given background information about the genocide in Rwanda involving the Tutsis and Hutus tribes.
Students will learn about how descriptive details add to a story while learning to write through the perspective of another character other than the original narrator. PowerPoint includes websites for the lesson and teacher instruction notes for executing the lesson. Great review for PARCC test narrative writing and other mandated state tests that require students to write a story through the perspective of another character while citing evidence from the original story. Underlines are not present on original PowerPoint.