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Tina Cartaino ELD 308 Lesson Plan: Reading Mini-Lesson Grade: 4 Time: 20 minutes Standard: RL.4.6.

Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. Objective: Students will identify and discuss how an author uses first person point of view to develop a character using examples from the text. Materials: The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs! By Jon Scieszka Chart Paper Labeled First Person Point of View Enlarged copy of pages from the book to display on overhead projector Copies of pages as handouts

Lesson Sequence: 1. Lesson Introduction/Anticipatory Set (Engagement) Boys and girls, do you remember what book I read during the Interactive ReadAloud yesterday? Yes, The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka. Does anyone remember some of the similarities and differences we listed on the Venn Diagram? Great remembering! Why do you think the story changed from one book to the other? Thats right! It is because this book was written from the wolfs perspective of the story. (This lesson is taught with the assumption that I have already done a lesson set on Third Person Point of View using The Three Little Pigs.) 2. State Objective and Purpose Today we are going to learn about how Jon Scieszka retold a story in the first person point of view in order to develop the character of the Big Bad Wolf. 3. Teach and Model Have chart paper ready with the heading First Person Point of View First person point of view is when the narrator that is telling the story is also a character in the book, usually using pronouns such as I,we and me. (Write this on the chart) The author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs uses first person point of view to tell the story through the perspective of one specific character.

Authors often use this technique to develop a character because the reader now has access to the narrators inner thoughts and conflicts. Whos perspective is this book written from? Thats right, Alexander T. Wolf. I am going to read aloud this page and try to figure out what this character is feeling (reads aloud page) You know what boys and girls? I think that the Al is angry that he never got to tell his side of the Three Little Pigs. It sounds like his story is different. Let me show what in the text made me think that. (Underline sentence: Nobody knows the real story, because nobody has ever heard my side of the story.) This helps me learn more about his character.

4. Guided Practice Pass out a paper with one page from the book on it. I want you to go through this page and try to understand what the character might be feeling. Underline sentences in the text that helped you decode his inner thoughts. Also, why dont you also circle any pronouns the author uses to show the reader that he is writing this story in first person. When you find clues in the text that help you understand what the character might be feeling, raise your hand. I will look for one volunteer to come up to the overhead projector and underline the part of the text that leads them to believe that. Be prepared to explain their answer. Give students five minutes to do this then call up two students to underline sentences and explain what this sentence taught them about Al. 5. Independent Practice/ Assessment Boys and girls, I am going to pass out two more pages of our story to each group. Every group will get a different set of pages. I want you to identify and discuss how Jon Sciezska used first person point of view to develop the character of Alexander T. Wolf. Underline the parts in the text that support your answer. Then write in your journals what these taught you about Al as a character. 6. Closure What are some reasons that an author may use first person point of view? What did you learn about Al from this book? Did this book change your opinion on Al? Why or why not? 7. How will you know the lesson has been successful? You will be able to determine if the lesson was a success by reading the responses in their journal and seeing if they found reasoning in their text to support their answers.