Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to use conjunctions when contrasting information from two different characters’ perspectives. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Whose Point Is It Anyway? lesson.
Students will be able to compare two different points of view and analyze how they shape a reader’s perspective.
Students will be able to describe two characters’ perspectives with contrasting conjunctions using a top hat graphic organizer.
Write the following student-friendly objective on the board: "I can talk about two characters' perspectives with conjunctions using a graphic organizer."
Ask students to turn and talk to their partner for 30 seconds and share their ideas on the meaning of the word perspective. Poll students with their thumbs up, sideways, or down to show their understanding of the word.
Choose a non-volunteer to read the student-facing objective you've written on the board. Provide the definitions for perspective and conjunction, or allow a student to define the terms.
Tell students they'll read about two sides of one story and contrast the two perspectives using a conjunction.