Author’s Perspective

The author’s perspective, or viewpoint, is how the author feels about the subject. In order to determine the author’s perspective, you need to figure out what opinion or attitude the author has about the subject.



As an example, I talked to the students about my favorite musician, Justin Timberlake! I have seen the same show of his live in concert 3 times. Each time I saw him, I had a different seat. Therefore, my perspective of the show changed. In books, the authors perspective can change depending on which character is telling the story.

The students loved to see the videos of Justin Timberlake at his shows. Please talk to your students about this at home.



Ms. Gray


Classroom Read Aloud

Our classroom read aloud is The Distance to Home by Jenn Bishop. It ties in directly with our Realistic Fiction Unit. The students absolutely love this book and beg to read more each day. Please see the cover of the book below. I encourage you to go to the local library and take this book out!


Ms. Gray


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Theme is the “big idea” or message of the story. During literacy stations, students will be practicing identifying the theme independently. Please see some passages below that they will be using to help them identify the theme.


Ms. Gray



My Secret Bully

Hi Everyone,

In literacy we have been working on finding theme, inferring character traits, and the setting of a story. I read aloud the book titled “My Secret Bully” to the class. Students then had to choose 1 out of 5 questions to answer on the book. Students had to answer the question in RACE format using as much evidence from the text as possible. Students were able to listen to the book again by going onto youtube. Please click the link below to hear the book. Also be sure to check our their responses on Seesaw very soon!


My Secret Bully Video

Cause and Effect

Hi Everyone,

Today we worked on cause and effect. In social studies we are learning about Native Americans and focusing on the Northwest and Southwest Regions. We will soon read a complex text about the Northwest. Before we read, I thought it was important to discuss CAUSE and EFFECT. Students may have a diffcult time comprehending the text without understanding what cause and effect means.

Students grouped in pairs read short passages and had to respond what the cause and effect was through Padlet. Padlet is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.

We are only in the beginning stages of the activity but please see some of their ideas below.

Thank you!