Lesson Plan

Voices In the Park

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Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book, Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to demonstrate how the story changes depending on who's telling the tale. Through a series of whole class and small group activities, learners explore the development of the characters by analyzing their actions, thoughts, and spoken words. Appropriate for a wide range of grade levels, this instructional activity provides an excellent opportunity for teaching about a number of different topics related to narrative writing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
  • Lesson engages students through participation in a class read aloud, small group discussions, and role playing activities
  • Includes a list of additional books that address alternative points of view
  • Lesson is adaptable to a number of Common Core English Language Arts Standards
  • Requires a copy of the book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
  • Teacher must develop a method for assessing students' understanding of the story