First person narrative in That Eye, the Sky 5: Racing to the scene

Lesson
First person narrative in That Eye, the Sky 5: Racing to the scene
9 pages
Purpose
Maintain tension through a first person perspective.
Description
In this lesson, we unpack a passage from That Eye, the Sky in which the narrator knows something bad has happened but is on their way to find out what. We continue to explore how first person point of view, subjective commentary, internal and external description, simile and metaphor can sustain tension. We break the passage into snippets and include a portfolio piece at the end in which students can either write a new version of the piece, or polish their writing from the lesson.
Lesson type
Detailed practice
Genre / Topic
Growing up, First person, Foreshadowing