Point of View Resources

Resources that help students practice point of view in a variety of different ways. The resources are divided into 3 sections – Point of View in Fiction, Point of View in Nonfiction, and Integrating Writing with Point of View.

Point of View in Fiction Text

POV Fiction: Agree/Disagree
Students read short passages about a character and then write about whether they agree of disagree with what character’s thoughts or actions. Several short reading passages included.

POV Fiction Cut and Paste #1
Students read 4 short paragraphs about the same event, all given from different points of view. Students must determine who is telling each story. A cut and paste activity. FREE!

POV Fiction Cut and Paste #2
Students read 4 short paragraphs about the same event, all given from different points of view. Students must determine who is telling each story. A cut and paste activity.

POV Fiction First and Third Person Sort
Students read short paragraphs and have to decide if they were written in first or third person.

POV Fiction First and Third Person Poster
A first and third person poster for students to use as a reference.

POV Fiction Scavenger Hunt
Students read a fiction passage with two main characters. Then, students go on a “scavenger hunt” and sort statements based on the characters’ point of view.

POV Fiction: Reusable Graphic Organizer
Use with any fiction text that is written in first or third person. Students compare a character’s point of view with their own point of view. FREE!

Point of View in Nonfiction Text

POV Nonfiction: Thinking about Both Sides #1
Students come up with reasons to support both sides of an argument (whether chewing gum should be allowed in class).

POV Nonfiction: Thinking about Both Sides #2
Students come up with reasons to support both sides of an argument (whether children should have TVs in their bedrooms).

POV Nonfiction: Thinking about Both Sides Reusable
Students come up with reasons to support both sides of an argument. Blank graphic organizer that can be used with any topic. FREE!

POV Nonfiction Agree/Disagree
Students read short paragraphs about different paragraphs, and then explain whether they agree or disagree with the author’s point of view.

POV Nonfiction Reading Passage #1
Students read a short reading passage and answer questions about the author’s point of view.

POV Nonfiction Reading Passage #2

Students read a short reading passage and answer questions about the author’s point of view.

POV Nonfiction Reading Passage #3
Students read a short reading passage and answer questions about the author’s point of view.

POV Nonfiction Scavenger Hunt
Students read 2 different passages about Pluto, written from opposing viewpoints. Then, students go on a “scavenger hunt” and have to sort statements based on the opposing viewpoints.

POV Nonfiction Discussion Sentence Starters
A poster with sentence starters for students to use as reference. These sentence starters help students discuss controversial topics where there will probably be opposing viewpoints in a kind way. In color and in black and white. FREE!

POV Nonfiction Higher Order Thinking Questions
Point of view higher order thinking questions to ask students while reading nonfiction text. In color and in black and white.

POV NonFiction: Reusable Graphic Organizer
A graphic organizer that can be used with any nonfiction text where the author displays a strong point of view. Reusable. FREE!

More Point of View Practice

POV Fiction Rewrite #1
Students read a short fiction passage and have to rewrite it from a different character’s point of view.

POV Fiction Rewrite #2
Students read a short fiction passage and have to rewrite it from a different character’s point of view.

POV Fiction Rewrite #3 - third person
Students read a short fiction passage and have to rewrite it using a third person point of view.

POV Fiction Rewrite #4 - first person
Students read a short fiction passage and have to rewrite it using a first person point of view.

POV Rewrite #5 - Reusable
Students rewrite ANY fictional story from a different character’s point of view.

POV Fiction Rewrite #6 - Reusable
Students rewrite ANY fiction story from their OWN point of view.

POV Nonfiction Rewrite #1
Students read a short passage on a controversial topic. Then, students have to rewrite the passage from the OPPOSING viewpoint.

POV Nonfiction Rewrite #2
Students read a short passage on a controversial topic. Then, students have to rewrite the passage from the OPPOSING viewpoint.

POV Nonfiction Rewrite #3
Students read a short passage on a controversial topic. Then, students have to rewrite the passage from the OPPOSING viewpoint.

POV Task Cards - Fiction and Nonfiction
Students read short paragraphs on a variety of topics, and then explain what the author or character’s point of view was, and whether they agree or disagree with the author or character.

More Point of View

POV: Questions Based on Bloom's Taxonomy
More higher order thinking questions to use when teaching point of view. The questions are based off of Bloom’s Taxonomy. FREE!

Point of View Slideshow
A slideshow to share with students when teaching point of view. It practices both nonfiction and fiction point of view skills. FREE!