Determining whether a text is written in first-person or third-person is not an easy concept for students. This is a component of the new ELA common core standards, so I developed this multi-day lesson to help my students understand the difference between the two.
This lesson begins with teacher-directed instruction, moves to guided practice, small group practice, and eventually scaffolds the students learning to independence. This lesson is designed to take 3-4 days depending on your block of time.
This instructional packet includes:
-Day by Day lesson plans for implementing the lesson
-3 posters to use for instruction (point of view, first-person, and third-person)
-6 story cards (with graphics) for students to you in small groups to determine the point of view of the stories
- Packet for students to complete while working in small groups (using the story cards)
-Independent Practice Sheet
-Sheet for students to determine the point of view from their own books
- Sheet provided for students to take a story card and rewrite the story from another point of view
I hope you enjoy this lesson! I think it will definitely make teaching point of view to your students easier and in a fun way.
Thanks for checking it out!
P.S. If you like my Character Traits lesson, you will love this lesson. The manner in which the lessons are designed is very similar.
Your product was exactly what I needed to reinforce this concept with my small groups who were struggling. They needed more review, and this set provides plenty. Thanks for your hard work and saving me time! :)
Excellent resource to teach point of view! Thank you :)
March 23, 2013
this is great, thank you!
March 17, 2013
March 17, 2013
This is exactly what I'm looking for! I was debating how to teach this standard, and I think this will work perfectly. I'm going to do this this week, and then work with nonfiction - biography vs. autobiography. Thanks so much!
March 17, 2013
Perfect companion to teaching first and third person! Highly recommend!
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I have been looking for a lesson on point-of-view that I could modify/adapt for an observation. I've purchased units from you in the past and have loved all of them. In your description you stated that this lesson would take a few days to complete. Do you think this lesson could be adapted so that I would be able to demonstrate direct instruction, guided practice, and practice with a partner/independent practice in one lesson? I guess what I'm asking is are each of these pieces built into every day's lesson?
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am not sure how long your class period is, but I know that many teachers have told me that they have used this lesson for an observation. I know that I could definitely make this a single lesson with all of the things you have asked.
I hope this helps and good luck with your observation.
I noticed that you have asked this question before. I responded on January 3rd and you can view my answer below this. If I have not addressed your question, please restate a different way, because I really don't understand what you are asking me. I am always happy to help, but with this question, I think I need more clarification.
I am not sure I completely understand the question you have, but the common core standard that is addressed in this unit is
RL.4.6- Compare and contrast the point of view from which
different stories are narrated, including the difference
between first- and third-person narrations.
I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I would be happy to help.
Thanks for your interest in my product!
January 3, 2013
Hi Nicole, I love the cartoon characters you use on a lot of your materials. (Example: The girl and boy on your multiplication quiz template) I noticed the same style characters on some other websites, so I'm figuring you haven't created them yourself. I'm wondering if you can tell me where you get/download them.