Author's Point of View - Author's Bias & Comparing Points of View in Nonfiction

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Considering the validity of an author's point of view in nonfiction has never been more important. With the easy access to all sorts of information on the Internet we have now (some of it very unreliable), it is more important than ever for students to be able to determine whether they can trust authors and their point of view. It is also important for students to understand that intelligent people can disagree and both have valid arguments, and that point of view affects their argument.

This resource is designed to help students realize that they can disagree with a nonfiction author, and to better identify author bias.

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This resource includes:

  • Point of View Discussion Sentence Starters to help scaffold polite conversation, even when students disagree
  • Higher Order Thinking Questions that can be used in a point of view unit to help students consider how author bias might be affecting the text
  • 5 Short Point of View Informational Texts with an Activity that encourages students to think about whether they agree or disagree with the author's point of view, and whether or not they agree or disagree with other students
  • 3 Short Informational Reading Passages with questions that encourage students to think about whether the author's point of view is trustworthy
  • a Point of View Scavenger Hunt Activity where students read two reading passages with opposing viewpoints and then compare how the two authors interpreted the same facts
  • 3 Point of View Writing Activities that ask students to rewrite a short article from an opposing viewpoint
  • a Grading Rubric

These activities can be used for whole class instruction, small group instruction, literacy centers, homework, and more in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.


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