Class Agenda #30 – How to Date… Close Reading

Opener- How do you prefer your fictional story’s POV?

Literary Element-

Point of View—The perspective from which a fictional or nonfictional story is told. First-person, third-person, or third-person omniscient points of view are commonly used.

Close Reading- How to Date a Brown Girl, Junot Diaz 

Essay question- How does the author use Point of View to shape the meaning of the story.

In your essay, be sure to:

  • Include a general opening statement about POV, and then narrow it in to this story.
  • Answer the question.
  • Include 1 quotation that supports your answer.
  • Analyze your quote. Clearly explain how it proves your point.
  • Create a new paragraph.
  • Include another quote that also supports your answer.
  • Analyze this quote.
  • Start a new paragraph.
  • Include another quote.
  • Analyze this quote.
  • Start another paragraph and conclude.
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