When introducing point of view to upper elementary students, teachers sometimes get stuck focusing on first and third person point of view. But point of view is so much more than that!
Below you will find a huge variety of point of view activities that will help students think more critically about different points of view, including:
- free point of view printables
- free graphic organizers
- ideas for integrating writing into your POV lessons
- higher order thinking questions
- getting past 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person
- fiction books to use as mentor texts when teaching POV
- and more!
A variety of no prep ways to integrate writing while teaching point of view. Get help with your point of view lessons for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.
36 higher order thinking questions based on Bloom’s Taxonomy that you can use when teaching point of view! Includes a free printable of the questions.
A point of view lesson idea that incorporates technology and art! This includes several different ideas on how to use an easy to use online comic strip creator when teaching point of view!
Point of view is more than just 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person. Find out ways to address other aspects of point of view with your 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade students.
My favorite fiction books that can be used for teaching point of view. The book list includes books that tell the same story from multiple points of view, fairy tales, and books told from the point of view of an animal or object.
This point of view freebie include 2 printables - one cut and paste activity for practicing point of view in fiction, and one reading comprehension activity in a nonfiction but very biased text.
This writing unit using R.J.’s Palacio’s popular book Wonder is a great way to practice point of view with your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.
Change up your point of view lessons with these 3 mini lessons. Use commercials, classic literature, and the book Wonder to teach this skill.
The point of view links above provide free ideas, activities, and printables you can use when teaching point of view to your elementary students. The activities included will work best for 3rd grade and 4th grade, although many of the activities could be adapted to reach younger or older students.
The activities above address the following Common Core Standards:
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Many of the activities mentioned above are available at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. If you like the activities but don’t want all the prep, check out my Point of View Activities Bundle. It includes posters, charts, book templates, writing integration activities, cut and paste activities, task cards, and more to practice point of view in both fiction and nonfiction texts.