Reflection: Student Led Inquiry What Are They Saying?? What's Their Point of View? - Section 5: Students Take a Turn


One of my students noticed the princess and wanted to add a voice for her.  What a great 'teachable moment!!'  I stopped the class - we talked more about the point of view and perspective for another character.  What was the princess' motivation? What does her voice sound like?

Be flexible - the kids have great ideas and let them add to the flavor of the lesson as long as its on track. If their idea is off track (one of my students wanted to talk about a dragon movie he had seen that was a bit mature for a class discussion), then use that too. We talked for a moment about the ideas of dragons - were they real?  The kids all said 'no!'.  Then I asked "Were there ever knights?" That question got a mixed answer and a chance to touch on history.  A short 'sidestep' into another teachable moment and then we were back to recording voices and looking at point of view.

  Student Led Inquiry: Flexibility
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What Are They Saying?? What's Their Point of View?

Unit 9: Questioning - Get to the Heart of the Text!!
Lesson 14 of 15

Objective: SWBAT acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters by using different voices for characters and asking evaluative questions.

Big Idea: Record the characters' voices so we can hear their point of view!

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, character thought, Reading, Listening and Speaking, 2nd Grade, voice, ipad, Tomie DePaola, questioning, Reading Strategies, illustration, point of view
  55 minutes
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