Voices in the Park Activities and Read-Aloud Questions

Do your students struggle to see different perspectives? Read on to find Voices in the Park activities and read-aloud questions promoting discussions on assumptions, points of view and how our actions affect others.

Voices in the Park Activities and Read-Aloud Questions

Four different characters describe their visit to the same park from their perspective. The themes of Voices in the Parks include that not everything is what it seems, our prejudices affect how we view the world, and our actions and emotions affect others.

Voices in the Park gives you the opportunity to promote discussion on:

You can also use the book to teach

  • inference
  • points of view
  • compare and contrast
  • the author's purpose 
  • determining importance
  • decoding illustrations

Voices in the Park Summary

Four characters describe their visit to the same park from their personal perspective. These characters see the world in unique ways and have their own point of view of the same events. The reader can analyze each perspective and interpret the character's emotions from the changes in their background.

Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
Illustrator: Anthony Browne
Publisher: ‎Corgi Penguin Books (1999)
ISBN: 978-0552545648 

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Voices in the Park Activities and Resources

I have created literacy graphic organizers for Voices in the Park. You can find them at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. There are many activities for each literacy area to differentiate depending on your student’s ability/age. They include activities for:

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Voices in the Park Activities and Links

FREE Voices in the Park Activities

Voices in the Park Activities

Would you like free graphic organisers for Voices in the Park?

I have a freebie that is part of a larger resource so that you can try it out in your classroom today!

Click on the form below to get access to the FREE activities.

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Voices in the Park Read-Aloud Questions

Read-aloud sessions are a wonderful way for children to understand the connection between written text and spoken language. You can model reading habits and strategies, reading fluency, tone and eye contact. You can also introduce different genres, authors and illustrators.

  • Why do you think Anthony Browne chose a park as the setting? Would a different setting affect the attitude and behaviour of the characters?
  • Why do you think each character acted in the way they did?
  • How does Anthony Brown show each character’s emotions throughout the book?
  • Why do you think Anthony Brown separated the book into four voices?
  • Why does each voice see the events at the park differently?
  • Why did he use a different font for each character?
  • Did you learn more about each character as you read the book? How did your opinion of each character change?
  • Why do you think Anthony Browne made the apes human-like?
  • How does the character’s mood affect his or her point of view?
  • How was each of the four voices similar and different?

You can find a full set of discussion cards in the Voices in the Park Activity Bundle or as a separate pack.

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