I invested in a few sets of these dice and buzzers for my classroom, and used them for many different teaching games. You can find them for sale at many different sites online, and students loved using them!
One of my classes' favorites was POV Roll-the-Dice.
After a review lesson on the three POVs, I used this game to have students write creative examples of each POV. This demonstrated their mastery of identifying and applying the POVs, as students had to be able to write creative examples of their own in the POV they rolled.
POV Roll the Dice Creative Writing Lesson Plan
Literary Point of View
An author develops a narrator's point of view in a story, but it's not always obvious who the narrator of a story is. A story is told from one of three literary points of view:
- 1st person (I, we)
- 2nd person (you, think "Choose your own adventure" books)
- 3rd person limited (he, she, they) or omniscient (he, she, they of many characters' perspectives throughout the course of the story).
The point of view changes based on the character(s) the author chooses to write.
Students should be able to articulate:
- What is point of view?
- How does the author develop point of view in the story?
- What point of view does the author use in the story?
- How does the point of view change with different characters or narrators?
- Students will play POV Roll of the Dice.
- Teacher will prepare POV sheets, double-sided, for 4 "rounds" per sheet.
- Students are given one die per table, labeled with the corresponding POVs, and one POV sheet to write on. A table of 4-5 students constitutes a "team."
- Student teams roll the die and write their own, creative example of the POV they roll.
- Teacher may use a timer or allow students to work at their own pace.
- Student teams hit the "buzzer" button when finished.
- TW look over the sheet, or students may read examples out loud, or write them on the Smartboard, to make sure all examples meet the necessary criteria.
- If they do not, the "round" commences until the next team "finishes."
- A round is over when the teacher declares a winning team.
- Winning teams accumulate points for a reward of the teacher's choosing, or get to pick a prize from the teacher's "Goody Bag."
And if we ever get back into classrooms, these buzzers added a bit of competition and a lot of noise and fun to my classes! The kids absolutely loved them. Buy extra batteries, or be careful and take them out between uses. Enjoy!