3-Minute Video About Using Humphrey to Teach Point of View
by Tatiana Florival
“This book is great for teaching point of view, multiple perspectives, understanding differences, and friendships in the classroom!” —Kelly Matthews
Kelly Matthews, a fourth grade teacher from Steele Elementary in Colorado Springs, Colorado, loves using The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney with her class to hook her students on a fun-to-read series that encourages them to explore other points of view.
Watch her Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher review video above to see how you can use The World According to Humphrey in your classroom through engaging activities, including:
• Take Home a (Pet) Stuffed Animal: Students take turns bringing home a stuffed animal and writing about what they think the “pet” would experience in their homes.
• Create a Castle for Humphrey: Students can try to include everything that Humphrey noted his cage needs for him to be cozy.
• Research Humphrey’s Breed: Students can present their evidence (physical appearance, personality, etc.) on a site such as Flipgrid.
Download PDFs of Kelly’s activities here.