About This Chapter
Standard: Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.6)
About This Chapter
Point of view is a powerful tool for presenting arguments, and it's sometimes not employed to the full extent of its usefulness. Students in the first two years of high school will benefit from the following lessons:
- Comparing and contrasting
- Using supporting details
- Topic vs. argument
- Introducing topics with summary previews
- Argument organization
Learners will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of strategies related to point of view when they are able to discuss readings with differing viewpoints and use skills related to effective arguments in their own writing. An understanding of this standard aids students in college reading and writing in a variety of content areas. Those who later find themselves in careers requiring effective reading comprehension and writing skills will also benefit.
How to Use These Lessons in Your Classroom
Have some fun with point of view! Try some of the following ideas to reinforce this Common Core standard in your classroom.
Start at the Beginning
High school kids still like to read a picture book, now and again, and this is a fun way to tackle the concept of viewpoint. Share a familiar fairy tale told from two different points of view. There are many retellings available, including those in The Other Side of the Story offerings from Picture Window Books publishing. After viewing the video lesson about supporting details, share two such books with opposing viewpoints. List their various arguments in a chart and discuss the supporting details presented.
Tie it to History
Share the video lesson pertaining to summary previews. Introduce two books on the American Revolution presented from different viewpoints, such as Iron Tears (British view) and Johnny Tremain (Patriots' view). Share select portions with your class. Working as a whole group or in smaller groups, challenge students to write a summary preview or thesis statement to introduce the related issues brought out in the selections.
Watch the video lesson about various ways to present arguments or assign it for homework. Review each of the related strategies in class. Revisiting the arguments brought out in the selections from a fairy tale or Revolutionary War selection, task small work groups connected to individual strategies (for example, one group will be the 'Chronologicals') to present select arguments in a matching mode. Come back together as a class for a whole group discussion.
1. Comparing and Contrasting: Examples & Concept
Learn about the development strategy of comparing and contrasting, and how to apply it in an essay. Review the examples, and then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
2. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples
Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.
3. Topic vs. Argument in a Reading Passage
Understanding the distinction between topic and argument is an important part of becoming a critical reader. Here's the difference, with examples. Also review how to identify the support for an argument in a passage.
4. How to Introduce a Topic Clearly With a Summary Preview
Here's a simple, surefire way to write an introduction for your paper, including a summary preview (or what some teachers call a thesis statement). This works for almost all papers, including definition, classification, comparison/contrast or cause/effect papers. Try this simple approach to set up your paper easily.
5. Different Ways of Presenting an Argument
Structure is essential for any type of communication. This lesson discusses the strategies one can use for structuring writing in order to present a strong argument.
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Other chapters within the Common Core History & Social Studies Grades 9-10: Literacy Standards course
- Evidence to Support Analysis: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1
- Representing Core Ideas: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2
- Analysis of Connected Events: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3
- Understanding Vocabulary: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4
- Role of Text Structure: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.5
- Integrating Different Types of Analysis: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.7
- Evaluating Reasoning and Evidence: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.8
- Compare and Contrast: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.9
- Reading Strategies: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.10
- Samples of Informational Texts for CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.10