Perspectives and Differing Points of View Worksheets and Activity

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle has everything you need to keep your students engaged as they learn how to identify the author's point of view, or perspective. The activities in this bundle make learning about perspectives in reading fun and easy! Students love the activities while teachers love the convenience of thes
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Learning Objective

The student will identify the opposing perspectives of two main characters within five short fictional stories.


Keep your students engaged as they practice identifying contrasting points of view in a short story! Your students will read FIVE short passages and identify the two differing perspectives presented in the story.

I begin this lesson by reminding my students that the word "perspective" includes the Latin root -spect. We review the meaning of the Latin root (to see). We discuss how different people can "see" things differently. I tell them that today, we will be doing an activity where we highlight how two characters within a story SEE things differently.

  • Worksheets- To begin, students complete three worksheets. As students read each short story on the worksheets, they must consider the contrasting perspectives presented within each passage. Below each passage, students generate a sentence that explains the two differing perspectives.

  • Activity- Next, the students color and cut out the sunglasses, title box, and stories, and then they glue them onto a sheet of construction paper. When they glue the sunglasses on the paper, they will create flaps. They will transfer their worksheet answers to the display by writing beneath the flaps. The finished products make a unique bulletin board or fun school hallway display!

  • Student-friendly directions are included so that you can place the directions under your document camera, and students can refer to them as they complete the project. (An answer key is also included.)

This project was developed to address Common Core standards RI 5.6 and RL 5.6. The authors of the standards use the term "points of view". Therefore, I also spend time comparing "perspectives" and "points of view", and differentiating between the other type of "point of view" we sometimes identify (first person, second person, etc.).

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******** This resource is available in TWO FORMATS ********

  1. TRADITIONAL PRINTABLES- Print the PDF and distribute paper copies to your students to complete.
  2. TPT EASEL ACTIVITY- I created a new, colorful version for this digital format. Students can complete this activity on a device. Students read each passage and identify the contrasting perspectives. They type complete sentences in the answer boxes provided.

If you are interested in viewing the DIGITAL VERSION OF THIS CRAFTIVITY that is compatible with GOOGLE SLIDES, click here.


This resource is also included in my PERSPECTIVE BUNDLE. {CLICK HERE.}


I also have the following related activities available in my store:

Identifying Perspectives PowerPoint

Author's Perspectives Worksheet

Partner Plays: Multiple Perspectives

Identifying Perspectives Task Cards (Digital)

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Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.


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