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.
Narrative, Social-Emotional Learning
1 Session: I Hour, 20 minutes
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
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
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.