The “Aha” Moment
The Lesson Plan
Then, we wrote a summary together making sure to include the character’s point of view, text evidence, and our own point of view.
Together, we go through analyzing what the characters say and do that would lead us to their point of view. I add the text evidence and clues to the chart. Then we look in the text to see if the character states their point of view or if we have to conclude this based on the text evidence. After we have found all of our clues and talked about the character’s point of view, I ask my students…what is your point of view of the father? This is where the discussion goes deeper. I use questioning to draw them into analyzing what the characters say and do and what they think about it. At first, they agree with the son. So I ask them, “Don’t most boys admire their fathers? Don’t most children think their parents can do no wrong? Can you understand why a parent would do anything to feed their children?” Eventually we arrive at our own point of view of what actually happened in the story.
|You can see that my student used text evidence to prove the character’s point of view. He was able to use what the character said to what show his point of view.
This question is from my Reading Wonders 3rd Grade Constructed Response Unit 4
on Teachers Pay Teachers.