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Activity Overview

Point of view provides the eyes, ears, and thoughts of a character. By analyzing point of view, students can gather insight to the author’s purpose, theme, and voice. In this activity, students will examine the author’s point of view and identify ways it is unique in understanding elements of the story.

First person point of view allows readers to see everything through Greg’s eyes.

  1. “But then I found out who I DID have to wrestle, and I would have traded for Benny Wells in a heartbeat.”

  2. “The song is only three minutes long, but to me it felt like an hour and a half. I was just praying the curtains would go down so we could hop off the stage.”

  3. “At 12:15, me and Rowley left school and walked the kindergartners home. The whole trip ate up forty-five minutes, and there were only twenty minutes of Pre-Algebra left when we got back.”

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Point of View vs. Perspective

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/6] Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that demonstrates the narrator's feelings at different parts of the text.

  1. Identify the point of view of the narrator of the story.
  2. Select at least three examples from the text that show the feelings or desires of the narrator.
  3. Illustrate these examples by drawing on inferences from the text.

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