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Perspectives
for Grade 1
The Perspectives Grade 1 kit spans six reading levels. At each reading level, a pair of related books is accompanied by a teacher guide that includes support for up to five days of instruction.

Level D: Little Miss Muffet

Miss Muffet’s Lunch and Spider’s Lunch are based on the nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet”—one from Miss Muffet’s point of view and one from the spider’s point of view. The teacher guide engages students to explore how people and characters can have different points of view about the same events. Students go on to experience how their opinions about a character may change (or not change) as they learn more about the character.

Level D: Little Miss Muffet


Level E: City/Country Mouse

City Mouse and Country Mouse are based on the characters of the traditional story. In each story, one mouse visits the other and discovers that she prefers her own home over her friend’s home. The teacher guide engages students to think about what they like about where they live—their homes, their neighborhood, and their environment.

Level E: City/Country Mouse


Level F: The Three Pigs

The Pigs and the Wolf and Wolf Goes Visiting are two versions of the traditional story “The Three Pigs.” The teacher guide leads students to examine the wolf stereotype in traditional stories, then engages them to put themselves in the wolf’s position and imagine what they would say or do to show that they (as the wolf) were a good character.

Level F: The Three Pigs


Level G: After-School Club

In Nina Neatly and the After-School Club and Tilly Well and the After-School Club, two girls have different ideas and feeling about joining the after-school garden club. The teacher guide develops students’ sense of point of view by exploring how people’s personal preferences, characteristics, and experiences affect which activities they enjoy.

Level G: After-School Club


Level H: Lose/Find a Baseball

Marcos Loses a Baseball and Henry Finds a Baseball are stories about a very special baseball. The teacher guide engages students to evaluate, compare, and make justifications for the characters’ actions and motivations.

Level H: Lose/Find Baseball


Level I: Rumpelstiltskin

These two stories are versions of the fairy tale “Rumpelstiltskin.” The Clever Girl parallels the traditional story, while The Girl Who Did Not Keep Her Promise is told from a point of view that is sympathetic to the Rumpelstiltskin character. The teacher guide leads students to explore how their point of view about the characters is affected by the illustrations and the author’s choice of words.

Level I: Rumpelstiltskin


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