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The playing with perspective resource provides a framework for students to complete an analysis of classic fairy tales from an alternative point of view. The assignment is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and designed not only to have students practice literary skills but also demonstrate their narrative writing ability.
This resource is also technology friendly! It can be utilized in classrooms where computers or tablets are central to instruction because the resource has been adapted for digital completion. The resource includes links for students to complete the assignments in either Google Drive™ or Google Classroom™. With these links, you can have students complete their work online. All they will have to do is create a text box! There are links for every student work page making the format friendly not only for technology but also trees. The resources include:
Playing with Perspective: Students rewrite classic fairy tales from the perspective of an outsider. A small summary of the fairy tale is provided in case students are not familiar with the tale. Then, students choose and begin developing a different perspective from which to tell the tale. In the process, students answer a series of brainstorming questions to help develop their chosen perspective. Finally, students compose a short snapshot of that character’s perspective. This resource could supply homework, facilitate guided writing groups, or stimulate whole class analysis and discussion for each fairy tale. The document has 6 assignments. The resource is aligned to CCSS ELA skills, such as:
Identifying main idea and support using details from the text
Identify conflict and types of conflict
Analyze character and make inferences about character motivation
Identify themes of the text and explain the lesson learned
Identify and analyze point of view
Make inferences based on textual evidence
Due to the nature of the assignment, an answer key does not apply.
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