Finding Perspective on Book Talk Thursday


Perspective is key when understanding the full story. Sonya's Chickens is the perfect book for helping children see that there is more than one point of view.

Have you ever thought about how others are feeling? Do you want your students to better understand others' feelings? The book Sonya's Chickens is perfect for helping young students understand other people's feelings through the use of point of view. {Affiliate links provided to fund future book purchases.}

Book Summary

Sonya wants to have a part of the farm for herself, so she finds a way with her own three chicks. She raises them and loves them. As they grow, she finds an egg and wonders what will be. One night a fox comes and takes a chicken for her own. Sonya is heart-broken, but her father explains why the fox did what she did. Through that understanding, Sonya moves on to help the other two chickens live and thrive.

Classroom Application

When Sonya's father tells why the fox took the chicken, Sonya has a new understanding for the fox. He tells the story through the fox's eyes, who needs to get food for her kits. Many times we want the students to think about other characters' points of view. This example will help children of all ages understand other people's points of view and learn to be more compassionate.

Sonya's Chickens makes a perfect book for helping young children see that there is always more than one perspective that make up an entire story.
Perspective is key when understanding the full story. Sonya's Chickens is the perfect book for helping children see that there is more than one point of view.


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