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Point of View Demonstration Lesson: Students write their own paragraphs

Point of View Demonstration Lesson: Students write their own paragraphs
Point of View Demonstration Lesson: Students write their own paragraphs
Point of View Demonstration Lesson: Students write their own paragraphs
Point of View Demonstration Lesson: Students write their own paragraphs
Point of View Demonstration Lesson: Students write their own paragraphs
Point of View Demonstration Lesson: Students write their own paragraphs
Point of View Demonstration Lesson: Students write their own paragraphs
Point of View Demonstration Lesson: Students write their own paragraphs
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I came up with this demonstration lesson for my fifth grade students who were struggling to understand the 3 basic points of view (first person, third person limited, third person omniscient).

This lesson begins with a teacher and a student role playing a skit in front of the rest of the class. The teacher and student hold up thought bubbles so that the audience can silently read what the characters are thinking.

After performing the short skit twice, you write a story about the role play using FIRST PERSON point of view. You write it as a class, the teacher writing under the doc cam or on the overhead, and the students copying the story in their reading notebook or on the reproducible papers that come with this product.

Next, write the passage in THIRD PERSON LIMITED point of view, and then write the passage in THIRD PERSON OMNISCIENT point of view.

Finally, students are ready to write three POV passages independently.

This lesson has worked extremely well for students who have struggled grasping the skill of determining the point of view that the author chose to use. After the guided practice and independent practice of writing their own POV passages, they seem to be better equipped to analyze another author's writing to identify the point of view used.

*********CHECK OUT THIS BLOG POST where I explain this lesson in depth! I even have a youtube video attached that you can view! MY BLOG POST about using this lesson!

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This resource is also included in my TEACHING POINT OF VIEW BUNDLE. {CLICK HERE.}
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Feel free to check out my other Point of View teaching resources:
Point of View Flow Chart with 10 Practice Passages
Point of View Flow Chart with Booklist
Introduction to Point of View Power Point
Point of View Task Cards (1st, 2nd, 3rd Limited, 3rd Omniscient)
PRESENTing Differing Points of View Craftivity
Two Point of View Worksheets: Careers and Lewis & Clark
Earth Day Worksheet Packet
Halloween POV Worksheet FREEBIE
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15 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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