Point of View Activities Bundle, Author's Perspective, Reading Passages and More

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    Teaching students about point of view is more important than ever. Students need to learn that they can disagree with an author or character, how to consider thoughts and actions from a different perspective, and how an author's own biases might affect a text. This bundle addresses all of these skills related to point of view.

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    This bundle contains my 3 most popular point of view resources.

    Point of View in Fiction

    Point of view activities included in this resource:

    • 2 cut and paste point of view worksheets that have students think about what character is telling the story
    • 2 short reading passages that students will rewrite from a different character's perspective
    • a point of view scavenger hunt where students read a passage and determine what 2 different characters think
    • 4 short narratives that have students agree or disagree with a character's point of view while defending their thinking
    • a student reference poster for first and third person point of view
    • a cut and paste point of view activity that has students differentiate between first and third person points of view
    • 2 writing activities for first and third person points of view
    • 1 point of view worksheet that can be used with any narrative
    • 2 point of view writing activities that can be used with any narrative
    • answer keys and grading rubrics

    These point of view activities can be used in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade classrooms as reading centers, writing centers, homework, for small group instruction, for independent practice, and more.

    Point of View in Nonfiction

    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 Nonfiction 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 Nonfiction 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

    Point of View: 24 Task Cards

    These 24 point of view task cards are designed to help students thinking about what a character or an author's point of view is, and whether they agree or disagree with that point of view.

    Each task cards contains a short reading passage. There are 12 fiction / narrative task cards and 12 nonfiction / informational task cards. Students will read the task card and determine the author or character's point of view (what the character or author thinks about a certain topic). Then, students will explain their own point of view - whether or not they agree with the character's actions or the author's thoughts.

    Included in this resource:

    1. 24 task cards with short reading passages (12 fiction and 12 nonfiction)

    2. Student recording sheets

    3. A grading rubric for assessment

    Because answers will vary by student, there is no answer key.

    These point of view task cards are great to help 3rd grade and 4th grade students realize that they don't have to agree with the author of a text. Use them in literacy groups for small group instruction, as a reading center, for independent practice, for modeling, and more.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    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.


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