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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Multiple Perspectives: Building Critical Thinking Skills
|Grades||4 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Eight–nine 30–40-minute sessions|
Columbus, New Jersey
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Inspired by their curiosity about animals, students work together to research an animal of their choice and present the information they gather to an authentic audience.
Grades 1 – 3 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
Students consider the perspectives of central but silent characters in Stevie (Steptoe, 1968), gaining much deeper understandings of the story and realizing that every story truly gives a partial account.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
Character Perspective Charting allows students to compare multiple characters and their points of view to better understand a story.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students will be crawling all over this assignment when they use illustrations and text to learn about life from a bug’s point of view.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
After reading several examples of how a published author incorporates facts in fiction writing, students research a topic of their choice and write fictional diary entries that incorporate factual information.
Grades 3 – 6 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Supporting inquiry-based research projects, the Animal Inquiry interactive invites elementary students to explore animal facts and habitats using writing prompts to guide and record their findings.