Point of view
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.
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
Reread the story.
Students will post notes on padlet.
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
Monitor students as they choose a character and write from that character's POV.
All assignments will be posted to google classroom.
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
Students will post their assignment on google classroom so teacher can check their work.
Key Standards Supported
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
(Not applicable to literature)
Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.