Sunday, July 19, 2015

Teaching POV


I have had these pictures on my phone and the blog idea in my head for awhile now... okay since the end of April.  I figured summer is the best time to get caught up on all the things we don't do during school time... Right?   

My students were having the hardest time "getting" Point of View.  I paid my  local public library a visit and found as many variations as I could.  A sample of  what ended up in my very heavy tote is above. 
 We started off the week with watching a short video clip rendition of The Three Little Pigs and I read The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs.  We determined the POV and compared and contrasted the clip and the story.  

By the end of the week, my students became POV experts and I broke them into smaller groups to test their new POV skills.  I provided each group with two variations of a well-known fairytale and they got to work.  
They created Venn Diagrams to show the POV of each story and compared and contrasted the two texts. 
It was a total success and all the prep was making a stop at my local library.  (The truth is... I thought of the idea on Sunday afternoon and was very lucky that the public library was open!)
 

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