Point of View: Ants on my Pizza

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Point of View: Ants on My Pizza and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

1. Think-Pair-Share Warm Up: The Missing Homework Assignment

Divide class into two groups- Student A's and Student B's- and have them write their own version of the missing homework story according to their assigned points of view.  Instruct students to wait until everyone is finished before pair-sharing.  Ask a few A's and B's to share out loud with the class.

2. Introduce key terms

3. Read The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs and instruct students to answer follow up questions 1-3. 

4. "Ants on My Pizza" Read scenario with students and discuss what they think Olivia, Peter, and Bear said about the pizza.  Prompt them with questions like "Why do you think ____ would say that?"  Encourage them to use newly acquired vocabulary in their responses.

5. Independent Work Outside Class (aka homework)

Rewrite the "Ants on My Pizza" story in the narrative of Olivia, Peter, or Bear.

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