1. The teacher will lead the class in a class discussion to build an anchor chart on point of view focused on first-person and third-person points of view. Anchor chart could include:
Point of View
-The perspective from which a story or piece of text is written.
-describes his or her thoughts and personal feelings
-key words to look for: I, me, my, or we
-example sentence: I was so excited to go to the zoo for our field trip with my class!
-describes how other character think or their feelings
-key words to look for: he, she, him, her, or they
-example sentence: The baby tiger was happy to play with the ball with her brother.
2.The teacher will read “The View At The Zoo” by Kathleen Bostrom to the class. The teacher will facilitate a student-led class discussion about the various points of view throughout the book using the point of view anchor chart from the previous step as a guide. Teacher facilitator question examples: How does (animal) feel about being awakened with a yelp? How does the zookeeper feel about the animals? If you were the (animal) what would you do, how would you feel?
3.The teacher will explain the mini scrapbook project and provide project assignment sheet to the class. This assignment can be worked on in class across a couple of days, or started in class and finished at home over a couple of days. Mini scrapbook assignment sheet could include:
-You will create a mini point of view zoo scrapbook. Your scrapbook should include the following:
1. Cover page with name, date, and picture of yourself.
2. One page with a personal narrative from your point of view of the zoo. Written narrative must be at least one paragraph (five sentences) or more. You must include at least one picture or more from a zoo visitor’s point of view. The picture can be drawn, magazine clipping, or a real photograph.
3. Two pages from two different zoo animals’ points of view. Written narratives from each animal’s point of view must be at least one paragraph (five sentences) or more. You must include at least one picture or more from each animal’s point of view. The picture can be drawn, magazine clipping, or a real photograph.
4. One page from the zoologist’s/zookeeper’s point of view. Written narrative must be at least one paragraph (five sentences) or more. You must include at least one picture or more from a zoologist’s/zookeeper’s point of view. The picture can be drawn, magazine clipping, or a real photograph.
5. You will provide a short presentation of your scrapbook to the class. You will tell which animals you chose to write about and read at least one of your point of view narratives from your scrapbook.
-Be creative! Other decorations, borders, different colored pens, would be great to make your scrapbook stand out!
4.The class will go on an on-site or virtual field trip to the zoo. If on-site field trip, the students will be allowed to bring disposable cameras if they choose to take pictures for their scrapbooks. The teacher will ask questions throughout the zoo/virtual zoo concerning point of view. After the conclusion of the field trip or the following school day, the students will brainstorm ideas in small groups for their scrapbooks before beginning their project. Students will begin their projects in class and either complete in class over a couple of days or finish at home depending upon teacher preference. The teacher will have animal magazines, scrap paper, stickers, etc. available for students to use.
5.After completing their projects, the students will present their scrapbooks to the class. The teacher and class will discuss the various points of view mentioned and reiterate key words and definitions of first and third person points of view.