Angle of Vision II
Angle of Vision II- Group Activity
• Continuing Goal: Students will understand how messages persuade through their angle of vision
• Focus on angle of vision not as a tool of persuasion [previous class] but as a perspective or point of view.
• Understand that point of view controls what the reader ‘sees’.
1. Recap definition of Angle of Vision from previous class. Angle of vision is primarily a) a tool of persuasion, but it is also b) a lens, filter, perspective, bias, and point of view. Ultimately it determines what the reader ‘sees’.
2. Display image of ‘Old Woman/Young Woman’ to re-enforce the focus on point of view. Two different perspective from one picture: Perception is our view of reality based on what we see, hear, or feel. Have student identify both the old lady and the young woman in the pictures. [Help class identify both perceptions]
3. Play video on the ‘wolf’s version of the three little pigs’ and highlight the point that:
a. When we have problems with others, sometimes it is because we see the problems- differently. To be able to show conflict, solve problems, and help our readers see [ not necessarily agree with] your point of view, we need to practice seeing both points of view.
4. Divide class into as many groups as you have time to allow present:
• Assign the following stories to each group. [note that some stories will generate more than two points of views and can be used by more than one group.
- Little Red Riding Hood- point of view of the the Wolf
- Cinderella- point of view of the stepsisters or the stepmother
- Goldilocks and the Three Little Bears- point of view of any one of the three bears
- The Tortoise and the Hare- point of view of the hare
Ensure that students have enough time for each group to retell their characters version of the story.
- What is the point of view? Which character is retelling the story?
- Do any of the “good” “bad” characters change?
- Who do you feel bad for in the original version? how do you feel about that character now?
- Which version did you enjoy reading the most and why?