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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Story Writing from an Object's Perspective
|Grades||4 – 7|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Eight 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Dear Mrs. La Rue by Mark Teague
- Screen/overhead to display materials
- Internet access
- Inanimate objects such as shoe, pencil, chair, notebook, cell phone, water bottle
- Whiteboard/chalkboard and markers/chalk
- Dear Mrs. La Rue Read Aloud Procedures
- Perspective Definition and Examples
- Exit Slips
- Perspective Match-Up Cards
- Perspective Group Practice Writing Prompt
- Perspective Story Model
- Perspective Story Pre-Writing
- Perspective Story Pre-Writing Model
- Editing and Revising Checklist
- Perspective Writing Rubric
- 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.
- Familiarize yourself with the book Dear Mrs. La Rue.
- Print out the following hand-outs for student use: Perspective Definition and Examples, Exit Slips, Perspective Match-Up Cards, Perspective Group Practice Writing Prompt, Perspective Story Model, Perspective Story Pre-Writing, Editing and Revising Checklist, and Perspective Writing Rubric.
- Sort students into pairs.
- Gather inanimate objects used by students regularly such as a pencil, chair, shoe, cell phone, water bottle, umbrella.