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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Author's purpose and craft: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student uses critical inquiry to analyze the authors' choices and how they influence and communicate meaning within a variety of texts. The student analyzes and applies author's craft purposefully in order to develop his or her own products and performances.

Use a checklist to observe during whole group or small-group instruction. The checklist can include topics like the following:

  • Students listen to first- and third-person texts.
  • Students are able to experience first- and third-person texts by engaging in discussions of the point of view of the author.
First-person is a narrative perspective restricted to that of the author/narrator’s thoughts and feelings as the central character and point of view in the story. First-person uses first person pronouns such as I, me, my, and us.
Third-person is a narrative perspective that includes the thoughts and feelings of one (third-person limited) or more of the characters/people (third-person omniscient) in a story or text and uses the third-person pronouns he, she, and they.