This is a lesson plan using the children's book, "Voices in the Park" by Anthony Browne. This plan includes two worksheets; a graphic organizer for the different character voices in the book and a writing worksheet for students.
Page 1: Graphic Organizer Details
"In the story, Voices in the Park, four characters explain a visit to the park from their own point of view. Complete the graphic organizer below to show the character’s views of what happened"
Page 2: Writing Assignment Details
"Directions: Using the prompt below, write a short story about your day in the park by using your graphic organizer. Once you have completed your rough draft, log onto Google Classroom to type and share your story with others in the “Voices in the Park” assignment."
Prompt on writing assignment: "Imagine that you were also at the park on the day these four people were visiting. Become a first person narrator, and write about what happened in the park that day as if you are one of the character’s dogs."
I used this lesson plan with the lesson essential question, "How does an author develop point of view in a fiction text?" This was used for a 45 minute lesson. Some variations of this lesson could include close reading with multiple reads of the children's book (this would be valuable because I found the students did not automatically understand how Anthony Browne was switching between characters). You could also jigsaw the characters in the story by giving a different section of the book to each student and then piece them together for collaboration in the classroom.
This plan gives you a lot of options for collaboration and thinking.