Someone Else’s Shoes

Another extension activity! This time I made the students think creatively and outside the box. 

As my students finished writing and revising their personal narratives, I wanted them to think differently. So for an extension activity, for those who were done, I had them write a paragraph from the perspective of someone else in their story. They had to think of the story through that person (or animal’s!) eyes.

This challenged them to see ideas from multiple lenses. It also gave them a chance to be silly. One student, (below) wrote from the perspective of his dog. I challenged him to take that a step further, and actually write from Larry’s perspective!


This proved to be both challenging and interesting. Students took a while to really grasp this idea, but they had fun thinking about how their dog or crazy uncle would tell the same story.

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