Lesson Plan

Point of view

Using technology to write from a characters point of view
Clarissa L.
Classroom teacher
Holly Hills, Denver, Colorado
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math

Students will be able to...access Google classroom, take notes on padlet, and write an essay on a google document.  They will also post their assignments on Google classroom, make comments on students notes using padlets.  

English Language Arts
Grades 5
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1 Hook

Activity: Reading

Read aloud Pink and Say.  As you read think aloud to talk about different points of view from the character Pink and the character Say.  Point out characters Actions, Thoughts, and Feelings.

Student Instructions

Students will listen to the story.  As they listen to the story the first time they should listen for point of view.  How does this story make them feel?  They should think about characters Actions, Thoughts, and Feelings.

2 Direct instruction

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Reread the story. 

Students will post notes on padlet.

Student Instructions

As students listen to the story they will have padlet open so they can post notes as they listen to the story again.  They will write Actions, thoughts, and feelings of each character.  They can also respond to other students notes.

3 Independent practice

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Monitor students as they choose a character and write from that character's POV.  

All assignments will be posted to google classroom.

Student Instructions

Students choose a character (Pink or Say) from the story.  They will use their notes from padlet and write an essay from that characters POV.  Specifically writing about the characters Actions, Thoughts, and Feelings.

Then they will write another essay from the other character's (Pink or Say) POV.


4 Wrap up

Grade essays

Student Instructions

Students will post their assignment on google classroom so teacher can check their work.