The following pages may be used in a writer’s workshop format. A writing piece usually takes up to three weeks in my classroom from seed to celebration. Students will examine how authors use point of view in two different narrative contexts. First, an author can present a new character to give a new perspective on a situation. Next, an author may use point of view to choose who will tell the story. A story can be told in first person, second person, or as a third person narrative. In the following writing task, the difference between both techniques is reinforced. Several fractured fairy tales are used as mentor texts to identify use of point of view and then to model for students a way to create their own retelling of the tale Little Red Riding Hood. These books are often found in our school or public libraries or in our very own classrooms. The final product is completed by students as they work through the entire writing process. The Writers’ Celebration at the end of the unit is a great way for all to share and enjoy each others original narrative storytelling techniques. I highlight Little Red Riding Hood, but I am sure any could be used!
*Definitions and Identification of Point of View
*Writing Process Anchor Chart
*Organizers for Planning of Writing
*Fractured Fairy Tale Organizers
*Story Map and Idea Templates
*Dialogue Lesson – Word choice variety (Said)
Thank you for downloading this writing project. I know that your students will appreciate the chance to show off their creativity. The sharing of the new and original tales are always enjoyable for the class at the Writers' Celebration. Enjoy!!!