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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


National Council of Teachers of English


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March 16, 2014

I adapted this lesson to use with my 4th graders, and it sparked good conversation. Seeing multiple perspectives is not always easy, so using a very easy to understand text helped the kids grasp this concept. We have been working very hard on reading between the lines. This lesson fit in well with our lessons on interpreting text and drawing inferences, and it was appropriate for all levels of readers in my class. Using the speech bubbles was a great idea! I found some Post-it notes in the shape of thought bubbles, so I extended the lesson by having each student record the thinking of multiple characters from their independent reading choices. Some kids have a good grasp, others are just recording what characters actually say. I will continue lessons on perspective by using a character perspective chart that I found elsewhere on this site. Thanks for the great resource.



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