How do authors and/or illustrators help the reader understand different points of view?
DAY 1-2 PLAN 1
DAY 3-5 - SEED 1
DAY 6-8 - SEED 2
DAY 9-10 - SEED 3
DAY 11–12 - SEED 4
Day 13 - SEED 5
DAY 14-15 SEED 6
DAY 16 - SEED 7
DAY 17-20 - PLAN 2
DAY 21-25 SEED 8
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Lesson Seed 4 - Day 11-12
How does understanding a character influence how the text is read?
"I Am the Dog, I Am the Cat" by Donald Hall & Barry Moser
Read the play, "I Am the Dog, I Am the Cat" by Donald Hall & Barry Moser. Have students follow along as the character's parts are read aloud with varying levels of expression. Encourage students to think about the characters' feelings and how they influence how the text is read. While reading, demonstrate how to read closely to make sense of the dialogue and clarify unknown words. For example: acquaintance, vanish, disguised, patrol, ferociously, muzzle, etc.
Have students reread in small groups or partners in order to compare the cat and dogs viewpoints on the topics given in the chart. Students should complete the chart using evidence from the text. Once students have completed the chart discuss the following:
Have students complete chart day 1 if necessary. Once students have completed the chart discuss the following:
Students should then use the chart to respond to the following writing prompt:
Possible Extension:Perform as a Reader's Theatre to build fluency and practice using varying tones based on the feelings of the characters.
Prepare for small group/guided reading by selecting appropriate leveled text and making connections to "Through the Lens of Others" and other topics related to this theme.