On a daily basis, students experience so many situations and emotions. So, it can be hard for them to consider another person’s perspective. Since this can cause hurt feelings and poor behavior, teachers show students it is important to consider others before acting. Thankfully, learning about perspective with Hey Little Ant allows students to see how all actions- big and small- make an impact. After working on the Read Aloud Activities, students will feel empowered and ready to think before doing.
Hey Little Ant
Authors Philip and Hannah Hoose show how important it is to consider someone else’s perspective.
A young child sees an ant that he instantly wants to squish. At first, the child doesn’t think this is a big deal. However, a realization occurs that the ant may have reasons it would not like for someone to squish it. So, when the child imagines the ant looking up and talking, everything changes.
Honestly, this is a heartfelt story that teaches perspective and respect for animals and humans.
It is quick to react in situations. However, that can lead to poor decision-making, behavior consequences, and hurt feelings. So, students must learn about perspective. They need to understand why it is essential to consider how their actions impact those around them. Thankfully, learning about perspective with Hey Little Ant will help students understand how everything they do has a resulting impact.
Since teachers have so much to prepare, there is a teacher guide to outline the entire unit. Specifically, this contains all of the lesson plans needed. Additionally, it includes an introduction to help prepare students and sets the purpose for the story. Likewise, it has essential vocabulary words!
When learning about perspective, it is crucial to have a discussion. This lets students understand what this term means and how it impacts them. Therefore, there are higher-level thinking questions and talking points to guide students. Each question includes a page number, so teachers know exactly where to stop.
While discussion is essential to include in lessons, personal reflection is also critical. Thankfully, students have both aspects when learning about perspective with Hey Little Ant! There is a written response and activity sheet to help students understand what perspective is. There are even differentiated options to ensure every student knows the importance of this social skill.
Furthermore, there is hands-on craftivity! Students will love how the craft connects the story to their lives.
Teachers work hard to ensure students understand how the material taught in the classroom relates to life outside of school. Therefore, there are task cards that provide scenarios or thought-provoking questions. This helps students realize what perspective is and how their actions impact others.
There are multiple ways to use the task cards. Honestly, they work great for whole class or small group discussions. They even work perfectly for individual work time.
No Prep Resource
Teachers have to handle so much. Thankfully, the Read Aloud Activities are all no prep! Teachers just need to print the resources.
A strong education is about more than just core subjects. Students learn how to be positive human beings. This is exactly why they must understand perspective. Ultimately, learning about perspective with Hey Little Ant allows them to know how their actions impact those around them.
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