Use the 3 free point of view graphic organizers below. Each of the graphic organizers addresses a different aspect of point of view. Use the graphic organizers repeatedly with different books or topics. You can find more point of activities and ideas here.
These point of view graphic organizers can be downloaded for free using the link near the bottom of the page!
Point of View Graphic Organizer: Fiction
This point of view graphic organizer can be used alongside almost any fiction book or story. It asks students to decide whether the narrative was written from a first person or third person point of view, and to explain their thinking.
This point of view graphic organizer also asks students to explain whether they agree or disagree with the characters in the story.
Point of View Graphic Organizer: 2 Sides to Every Story
This point of view graphic organizer does not accompany a book or article. Instead, it has students think carefully on a topic that has people might disagree on.
Students must come up with reasons to support BOTH sides of an argument, which often can help them become more sympathetic towards people that disagree with them.
During a study of sharks, for example, you could have your students discuss whether or not sharks are dangerous to humans. On one side of the graphic organizer, have students come up with reasons that explain why sharks ARE dangerous. On the other side of the graphic organizer, have students support the idea that sharks are NOT dangerous.
Point of View Graphic Organizer: Nonfiction
This point of view graphic organizer can be used with most nonfiction books or articles. However, it is best used with a book or article where the author has a very clear point of view.
In this point of view graphic organizer, students are asked to explain how the author feels about the main topic of the book. Students then give clues to help support their reasoning. Finally, students are asked to explain whether they agree or disagree with the author.
If you are reading an article about dogs, for example, students would explain how the author feels about dogs. (Do they make a good pet? Are they easy to take care of? etc.)
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