Point of View in Historical Fiction: 5th Grade Minilesson
Aimee Buckner has been in the teaching profession for over 20 years. She has taught upper elementary and middle school students. Aimee also has facilitated groups for various writing institutes for teachers and students of grades K-12. She speaks professionally at state and national conferences, as well as within school districts. Aimee’s books Notebook Know-How and Notebook Connections are both available through Stenhouse.
In this conference with a fifth grader, Aimee Buckner shares two strategies -- one to use when putting a book away between readings, and another to help keep track of characters in a complex narrative where the point of view is constantly shifting.
In this lesson from a 5th grade classroom, Aimee Buckner guides students in a notetaking process to help understand the qualities of nonfiction narrative writing.
Aimee Buckner leads a lesson on brainstorming topics in writer's notebooks using the mentor text Some Things Are Scary. In this first installment of a three-part series, Aimee reads the book and models her own thinking process and use of a writer's notebook.