My View as an Ant
Need extra help for EL students? Try the First- and Third-Person Point of View pre-lesson.
- Students will be able to identify characteristics of both first and third person narrative styles.
- Ask the class to share what they know about ants.
- Display the cover of Two Bad Ants and ask students what they think the story will be about.
- As they share their thoughts, have them talk about things on the front cover that may have led to their predictions.
- Read aloud Two Bad Ants.
- Display an image of an ant. Ask questions, such as:
- Where do ants live?
- How do they survive?
- When you see an ant or group of ants, what are they usually doing?*
- Provide sentence stems to answer the discussion questions, such as "Ants live ________. They survive by ________. When I see ants, they are usually ________."
- Provide student-friendly definitions and images during the read aloud of the following words: tunnel, scout, crystal, delicious, nest, journey, scoop, lake, crawl, tilt.
- Identify the terms for items and situations in the book that the ants do not understand. For example, the brown lake is coffee.