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Story Writing from an Object's Perspective

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Story Writing from an Object's Perspective

Grades 4 – 7
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Eight 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Megan Kirkpatrick

York, Pennsylvania


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology






  • Dear Mrs. La Rue by Mark Teague
  • Screen/overhead to display materials
  • Internet access
  • Computers
  • Inanimate objects such as shoe, pencil, chair, notebook, cell phone, water bottle
  • Whiteboard/chalkboard and markers/chalk


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  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    Candlewick Press offers an excerpt from the story The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a story from a china rabbit’s point of view. Provides excellent modeling of perspective writing.



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  1. Familiarize yourself with the book Dear Mrs. La Rue.
  2. Print out the following hand-outs for student use: Perspective Definition and Examples, Exit Slips, Perspective Match-Up CardsPerspective Group Practice Writing Prompt, Perspective Story Model, Perspective Story Pre-Writing, Editing and Revising Checklist, and Perspective Writing Rubric.
  3. Sort students into pairs.
  4. Gather inanimate objects used by students regularly such as a pencil, chair, shoe, cell phone, water bottle, umbrella.

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