Learning and Sharing

Personal Perspective

on June 9, 2013


Marilyn Toomey writes in her workbook, The Language of Perspective Taking, that “the ability to understand an event from another person’s point of view contributes to the development of the pragmatic aspect of language and communication”.  Understanding thoughts and feelings helps us to develop social awareness.

This book has been a great resource for me to help students develop their ability to understand people’s feelings and motives.













We read Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg.   What a wonderful book for a perspective taking activity.

2 bad ants

Fun and laughter all around as we discussed the illustrations and the written descriptions!

2 bad ants

Point of View, created by Lindsay Flood, is available at  I especially like these two pages to be completed as a group and used to facilitate










This video is sooooo cute!   Is it a duck?  Is it a rabbit?  It all depends on “how you see it”!




Have a great Sunday!


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