I can distinguish my point of view from the author's.
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Students learn about points of view and understand that different opinions can be seen from different ways, and to distinguish between the point of view of the author as well as that of the reader.
Students will be able to distinguish their own point of view from that of the author.
Have students form pairs and ask them to discuss a time when they disagreed with a friend and what they disagreed about. As a class, discuss some of the things that you can disagree with your friends about. Then have students pick a new partner and have them read the statements on the interactive whiteboard. Who do they agree with? Why do you agree with them?
Introduce the term point of view and discuss with the students that point of view helps you understand different opinions and see things from a different lens. You can use this in everyday situations like on the playground with a friend. Continue by telling students that authors also have a point of view when writing a text. The author, or person who writes the text, shares their point of view in their writing, and that is their opinion. As a class, read the text about voting. Then have students discuss in pairs what they think the answers to the questions are. As a class discuss their answers and help students determine which words and phrases are used by the author to share their opinion. Repeat with the text on flies. Be sure to point out to students that they can agree or disagree with the opinion or point of view of an author. Have students discuss with a partner if they agree or disagree that recess should be shorter. Practice determining the author's opinion in the text on PAWS, and then have students decide if they agree or disagree with the author. Why or why not? Repeat this with the article on working dogs.
Students are given multiple choice questions in which they must determine the author's point of view. Then students answer true/false questions about key concepts from the lesson.
Discuss with students that they are now able to determine what the point of view of an author is and to decide if they agree or disagree with the opinion of the author. To close the lesson, have students work in pairs or groups and spin the dial. Have students then share their opinions on the topic that matches the number spun.
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