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Me…a Villain?

By Nicolien Buholzer, 826LA

Students consider the perspective of “other” in this lesson, where they create a villain with a compelling backstory and motivations and write short stories from the villain’s point of view.

Presented By

Cartoon Network


Grades 1–5


Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning


1 Session: I Hour, 20 minutes

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Lesson instructions

2 Lesson Handouts

1 Lesson Slideshow

What Your Students Will Learn

Students will write a fictional story from the perspective of a villain by either creating their own villain character and story or by using an existing story and telling it from the point of view of the story’s villain.

Common Core Alignments

What Your Students Will Produce

Students create a three-dimensional villain with unique motivations and develop short stories written from the perspective of this villain.

Writing Samples from This Lesson

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