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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Falling in Love: Chapter 5

It's been a while since I've posted! My husband has been on holidays and we've been having loads of fun with our girls trips. They have had a blast, trips to Niagara Falls and Toronto. We arrived back home last night, so I need to start playing catch up! 

I'm linking back up with Dianna from Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching to bring you Chapter 5 of "Falling in LOVE with Close Reading."

Chapter 5 is all about close reading to determine point of view. To do this students need to use all that they have learned and put it together, text evidence, word choice, and structure. It's important for students to be able to distinguish between facts and influences (opinions, public relations, and political spin).

I think this is an area that students struggle with, especially in grade 1. To help students find the point of view we do a lot of modelling and shared experiences. 

To teach point of view in the past I have used a lot of fractured fairy tales. There are many great fractured fairy tales that give the students an opportunity to see other characters point of view.

Some fractured fairy tales that show a different point of view are:

  • The Wolf’s Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood by Toby Forward 
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf by Jon Scieszka 
  • Seriously, Cinderella is SO Annoying: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stephmother by Trisha Speed Shaskan 
  • Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf by Trisha Speed Shaskan

You can also check out my Writing Fractured Fairy Tales Unit where students can experiment with writing their own point of views to their favourite Fairy Tales.

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