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Seeing Multiple Perspectives: An Introductory Critical Literacy Lesson

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Seeing Multiple Perspectives: An Introductory Critical Literacy Lesson

Grades 1 – 3
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time One 50-minute session
Lesson Author

Theodore Kesler, Ed.D.

Flushing, New York

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Let's Talk About Stories: Shared Discussion With Amazing Grace

Make space for critical literacy and engage students in meaningful, thoughtful discussions. Using Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, students dig deep into themes such as prejudice, courage, and self-confidence.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts

Was the Big Bad Wolf really all that bad? This lesson encourages students to analyze multiple viewpoints, view texts from different angles, and recognize gaps in narrative.

 

Grades   4 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Multiple Perspectives: Building Critical Thinking Skills

Students use critical literacy skills to understand the concept of perspective and to then create a diary for an animal they research with a partner.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Postcard Creator

The Postcard Creator helps students learn to identify all the typical parts of a postcard, and then generate their own postcard messages by typing information into letter templates. After printing their texts, students can illustrate the front of their postcards in a variety of ways, including drawing, collage, and stickers.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement

NCTE Position Statement on Reading

In order to make sure that all individuals have access to the personal pleasures and intellectual benefits of full literacy, NCTE created the NCTE Position Statement on Reading in February of 1999.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   5 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Explore Point of View in Fairy Tales

Explore fairy tales told in both old and new ways and use an online tool to help children create their own “fractured” version of a fairy tale.

 

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