Reader Ready: Standard by Standard {RL 1.6: Identify Who is Telling the Story}

Today we'll look at RL 1.6; understanding who is telling the story and who is talking in the story. 
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The "Reader Ready" anchor chart we use for this standard is Who's Talking.   We explain that good readers think about who is telling the story (at various points).   We don't go into point of view in great detail, but we do point out key words that tell you if the story is told by a narrator or a character.   We also talk about who is talking in the story and the purpose for their dialogue.  

{Who's Talking: a reader is always thinking of who is talking in the story...we think about the words they say}

This is an anchor chart we leave hanging once we have introduced the idea of paying attention to dialogue within books / text.  Students write what characters have said and why; for example: Ben said, "Go help your dad and go as quick as you can."  He said this because Ben's sister saw that Ben's dad was hurt.  As with most of our Reader Ready anchor charts, the post it notes are written and added by the students so they can take ownership of it.  This anchor chart can be used for 1 book or multiple books (which is how we use it).  We generally add dialogue after read alouds, but also during Guided Reading as needed.

During Guided Reading, we provide practice with identifying who is telling the story and looking at  characters'  dialogue.  We do this orally, using the anchor chart above, and the graphic organizer seen here. 

For this standard, we use our RL 1.6 Print a Standard pack.  Our Print a Standard packs each include over 10 activities. The activities can be done whole group, small group, or independently.  They are also great for assessments and homework.  With all of our Print a Standard packs,
 we use formats that are easy to use but engaging to the students. 

We also have a RL 2.6 Print a Standard pack.  The 2nd grade version is a bit more in depth, focusing more on character point of view.  

Some of our favorite read alouds for RL 1.6 (books from various "points of view"):

Fancy Nancy // Go Away Dog
Alexander and the Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day // Is Your Mama a Llama
How to Babysit a Grandpa // Skippyjon Jones

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