This resources was designed for teaching 3rd Grade Standards: RL3.3 Character Traits, Feelings, Motives / RL3.6 Point of View.
This resource attends to common core standards with the use of Shel Silverstein's poem, The Crocodile's Tooth
. While using this resource, students will analyze the characters’ traits, feelings, and motives to determine how these influence the events that take place in the poem. Students will also identify the characters’ points of view about the crocodile's teeth and his actions, as well as determine their own points of view on these topics.
This resource includes:
✔ A graphic organizer to analyze traits and feeling of characters (the crocodile & the dentist)
✔ Questioning that leads students to connecting how traits and/or feelings influence the events in a poem
✔ Two options for determining the characters' points of view and the reader's point of view
Please read the notes attached to this document.
I created this in hopes to share a sample resource that has assisted my instruction with the success of teaching these standards. I would appreciate any feedback that involves your instructional needs, suggestions in improving this freebie, or ways in which you have implemented these materials with success.
Cherie Marie Altman
To see resources for teaching common core reading standards, please click on the links below and check out the following toolkits that can be used with any story...
RL3.2, 4.2 & 5.2~ Finding the Theme & Message in Literature
RL3.6, 4.6 & 5.6~ Distinguishing Point of View & Perspective
RL2.3~ Describing Character Response to Events & Challenges
RL3.3~ Describing Character Traits, Feelings & Motives
RL4.3~ Describing Characters, Settings, & Events in Literature
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