Activity Overview

In this activity, students will identify the similarities and differences between their own experiences with books while living in the United States, with those of children from other countries around the world.

In this example, the United States is compared to Peru; the location of the books and the quantity of the books differ. Children in the United States can access books at a public library in their city or town. Many schools have libraries for children to check out books. In Peru, children get their books in a number of ways, including being delivered in wooden suitcases and plastic bags by donkey cart; the books remain in a reading promoter's home. In the United States, libraries have thousands of books for children to choose from. In Peru, each bag contains twenty books which families keep for a month; the books come in four different reading levels so children can learn how to read.

Template and Class Instructions

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Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Point of View vs. Perspective

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/5/6] Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

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