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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four or five 45-minute sessions|
Grades 1 – 3 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
Students consider the perspectives of central but silent characters in Stevie (Steptoe, 1968), gaining much deeper understandings of the story and realizing that every story truly gives a partial account.
Grades 4 – 7 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students explore writing from non-human perspectives through a picture book read aloud, mini-lesson, collaborative writing, and the writing process. Students create A Day in the Life of story about an inanimate object.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.
Grades K – 12 | Mobile App | Organizing & Summarizing
The Venn Diagram app allows users to compare and contrast information in a visually appealing way.
Grades K – 8 | Calendar Activity |  September 8
Students review Scieszka's tips for encouraging young people to read and then create their own, sharing ideas with adults in their community through a letter.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 18
Students explore varying points of view, one of Van Allsburg's common themes, by rewriting a traditional story.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 22
After listening to The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, students compare Pratchett's version with Browning's version and discuss how perspective changes the story.
Grades 6 – 12 | Podcast Episode
A growing number of young adult authors are using fairy tales as seeds for their stories. Tune in to hear about an assortment of the newest fairy tale retellings: books that include middle grade humor, satire, coming of age stories, and graphic novels.