Get your students excited about writing with this full-class period point-of-view lesson about Unreliable Narrators. This dazzling 47-slide Prezi is a visual feast that connects students’ modern lives to the writing technique masterfully used by Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and so many others.
47-slide Prezi lecture materials (no special software needed; if your computer can run a YouTube video, it’ll run a Prezi)
An optional narrative writing assignment (if you don’t want to use the assignment, just stop the Prezi at slide #41)
This product works great as an introductory lesson for any short story, novel, or film study featuring an unreliable narrator, but also works as a single, stand-alone 45-minute lesson if want to just generally discuss point of view with your students. The lecture usually takes 25-to-30 minutes and then I use the writing activity to fill the remaining 15 minutes of class time. Some students will need to finish the writing assignment as homework.
Specific works mentioned in this lecture include:
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Plus, popular film and TV productions that use this technique!
Note: Due to the "zoom" animations, this zip file is large. The download will take a few minutes, so please be patient. When you get the folder, open it and launch the "Prezi." Just ignore the other items; they're needed to run the show. Your computer will ask if you want to "open" the web-created file. No worries; there's no virus, so just open and enjoy. For full-screen viewing, be sure to click on the small icon in the lower right-hand corner (just like on YouTube).
If you like this dynamic approach to teaching writing technique, be sure to check out my Literary Term bell ringers, a full semester of short lectures using pop culture examples to explain classic literary devices.
Please Note: This item is included in my FIVE FULL WEEK UNIT for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
No need to purchase this Prezi separately if you already have the money-saving bundle.
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