How do authors and/or illustrators help the reader understand different points of view?
DAY 1-2 PLAN 1
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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 6 - Day 14-15
How do different points of view influence how the characters think, act, and feel?
"Hey Little Ant" by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
http:// www.literacylane. org/pdfs/Hey, %20Little%20Ant .pdf
Play the song/video of "Hey Little Ant" by Phillip and Hannah Hoose (http:/ /www.youtube.com /watch?v= Rj6Xuyr7DDQ ). Have students focus on who the characters are and what the problem is. Have students "Think, Pair, Share" or "Turn and Talk" to discuss before whole class discussion. Reread the song while students follow along, this time finding the reasons that the boy gives for why squishing the ant is a good idea and the reasons the ant gives for why he should not be squished. While reading, demonstrate how to read closely to make sense of the dialogue and clarify unknown words. For example: crook, squish, and speck. After reading, the teacher should model using a simple t-chart (see below) to list evidence from the text in regards to the squishing. Students can then work in pairs or individually to reread and complete the t-chart. Encourage students to think about the kid and ant's points of view and how they influence how they think, act, and feel.
Have students reread "Hey Little Ant" independently while thinking about what the child should do.
Have students use their t-chart from Day 1 to help them write an opinion piece from their own point of view by answering the final question that was presented in the text:
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.