Short Story Boot Camp - Point of View

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This resource introduces AP® English Literature and other upper level literature students to prose analysis of various short stories. This lesson, exploring 4.B – Identify and explain the function of point of view in a narrative, includes slideshow notes and a student handout with various excerpts. The excerpts include:

  • "The Birthday Party" by Katherine Brush
  • "A & P" by John Updike
  • "Miriam" by Truman Capote
  • "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway

The lesson continues with analysis of "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner and an AP® Lit-style paragraph prompt of Tillie Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing." The download also comes with five pages of notes aligned to the AP® Daily videos for this standard.

In preparation for online learning, the lesson has also been converted to Google Slides for use in Google Classroom. The lesson comes with fillable text boxes for student work, plus instructions on how to make copies and use the resource on digital platforms.

This lesson is bundled in my Short Story Boot Camp, completing the requirements of AP® Lit Unit 1 (Short Fiction I).

This resource is included in my AP Lit Full Course Bundle!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.

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