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Voices in the Park Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

'Voices in the Park' by Anthony Browne is an excellent means of teaching students about point of view. This lesson plan builds upon the book with the help of a video lesson and activity.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize the events in Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
  • define, identify, and distinguish between different points of view in writing

Length

1.5 to 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3

Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5

Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6

Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

Materials

  • Copies of the book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated lesson

Key Vocabulary

  • point of view
  • first person point of view
  • second person point of view
  • third person point of view
  • multiple first person
  • third person omniscient
  • third person limited omniscient
  • objective point of view

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