Point of View: A Close Reading of Two Bad Ants

Chris Van Allsburg's Two Bad Ants provides third graders with an opportunity to examine point of view and how the point of view of others may differ from their own.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide individuals with a digital camera, ask them to take photos of a single object from different perspectives, and create a poster on which they cluster these shots around a full picture of the object
  • Read kids the story The Blind Men and the Elephant and/or The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs
Classroom Considerations

  • The approach used and the text-based questions asked would be more appropriate for advanced readers and/or older students
Pros

  • The 11-page packet includes links to supplemental resources, suggestions for accommodations, and extensions
Cons

  • The approach used and the text-based questions asked would be more appropriate for advanced readers and/or older students
Common Core