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Open Minded Portraits

•Purpose:  to help students think more deeply about a character and reflect on story events from the character’s point of view.
•Rationale:  if the students understand the character and motivation they will develop deeper meaning.
•Procedure:
1. Students draw and color large portrait of head and neck of character in a book they are reading.
2.Students cut out portrait and attach with a brad or staple to another sheet of drawing paper.
3.Students trace around character’s head on 2nd page.
4.Students lift portrait and draw and write about characters’ thoughts on 2nd page.
5.Students share portraits with the class and talk about words and pictures they chose to include in mind of the character.
Today we are going to concentrate on thinking from another perspective.