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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Spend a Day in My Shoes: Exploring the Role of Perspective in Narrative
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
- An assortment of different types of shoes (a cowboy boot, a high-heeled pump, a running shoe, a beach sandal, and so forth); or pictures of a variety of different types of shoes
- Writing supplies (paper, pens, pencils, etc.)—Writer's notebooks will work for this activity.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Circle Plot Diagram can be used as a prewriting graphic organizer for students writing original stories with a circular plot structure as well as a postreading organizer used to explore the text structures in a book.
- Make copies of the Walking in Someone Else's Shoes handout.
- Gather your collection of shoes. You might borrow shoes from family, friends, and neighbors to get specimens from many "walks of life."
- Alternately, collect pictures of shoes—you might save catalogs and newspaper ads or search for shoes online. The "Apparel" tab on the Amazon Website can provide a variety of images that you can use as well as descriptions of the shoes.
- Make an overhead of the quotation from To Kill a Mockingbird, or write the quotation on the board or on chart paper.
- Test the Circle Plot Diagram student interactive on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.