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Multiple Perspectives: Building Critical Thinking Skills

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Grades 4 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Eight–nine 30–40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Shannon Bradford

Shannon Bradford

Columbus, New Jersey

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Charting Characters for a More Complete Understanding of the Story

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

Teaching Point of View With Two Bad Ants

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

Blurring Genre: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction with Diary of a Worm

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   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Investigating Animals: Using Nonfiction for Inquiry-based Research

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

Seeing Multiple Perspectives: An Introductory Critical Literacy Lesson

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.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 6  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Animal Inquiry

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.

 

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