One of Kaplan's concepts of Depth and Complexity involves thinking from multiple perspectives. So when I introduce stories to the kids, I do start out asking them to think from the perspective of different characters. But when they get good at that we move on to more unconventional perspectives. After reading Dr. Suess' Green Eggs and Ham I asked the kiddos to write from the perspective of the green eggs and ham-what does it feel like, what would they wish for, what would life be like? Here's what they came up with:
got to see the world.
be very sad because I want more friends.
Happy and I wish everybody would eat me.
use of voice?!
green eggs and ham?"
feel sad because I get rotten.
I would be sad because I want people to try new things and be curious.