Teaching students to write a short story

Ever since I became department chair, they have been willing to go on so many curricular adventures with me.

Teaching students to write a short story

We started the unit by creating an anchor chart together. Point of View Anchor Chart My students had an idea of what point of view was, but they needed to solidify their understanding of the types of third person point of view and well as second person point of view.

We have referenced this chart and the foldable they made SO. Then, we did one of my favorite activities of the unit! I typed in things like "learning to ride a bike" and "scored a soccer goal. I separated the page into five different sections.

Closing the Achievement Gap

Point of View Activity with Pictures! We talked about how similar perspective and point of view are, but that they are still a little bit different. The students got into pairs and were assigned one of the pictures. The first round, they wrote all the different perspectives that were possible in the picture.

Then, they rotated to a new picture, and they all wrote a brief narrative of what was happening in the picture in first person point of view using one of the perspectives they had identified. We rotated around until they all had practice writing in each of the points of view. The students truly enjoyed this point of view activity, and it was a good way to help them see the difference between perspective and point of view.

This was a favorite picture for my students. There were some great perspectives here, and they had fun with it. There are two differentiated versions as well as Google access. I recently created a new resource to use after they had worked through this collaborative activity!

I have had such great success with teaching reading skills with pictures that I created a resource that incorporates pictures with reading skills! For our point of view unit, here are the two that we did together.

There are three more in the packet that they worked on individually and during reading rotations.

teaching students to write a short story

You can see more about these point of view activities HERE. Then, I did some work with small groups. We watched it several times, and we discussed the different perspectives that each of the main characters in the clip had.

teaching students to write a short story

Then, we did some more writing, and we rewrote the scene in first and third person. For kids who were still struggling, instead of generating the words, I quickly wrote paragraphs for them to identify the correct point of view and perspective.

It was an easy way to differentiate, and it helped drive home some ideas about how different points of view and different perspectives can have an effect on how a story is told. You will need to watch the clip with your class in order the use them. We had a 20 minute block of time to use some task cards, so I pulled out my Point of View Task Cards, and we got busy!

Here, There, and Everywhere!

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