What are the effects of the shifting point of view on the reader’s understanding of events in As I Lay Dying. Why do you think Faulkner chose to tell the story from different points of view? Use at least three pieces of textual evidence to support an original thesis. (RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5, W.11-12.2, W.11-12.9a, L.11-12.5)
Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
So, pretty well aligned, except that why Faulkner might have made this decision is outside the scope of the standard.
There is no reason every question of this type should not be worded in exactly this format:
How does [FAULKNER]'s choice concerning the [SHIFTING POINT OF VIEW] in [AS I LAY DYING] contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact?
Now that's aligned!
Agree or disagree with the following statement: “Prufrock and Gatsby have similar characters.” Use at least three pieces of textual evidence to support an original thesis. (RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.5, SL.11-12.4, W.11-12.9a)
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Close! You don't need an original thesis, though.