This reading unit includes a PowerPoint, two interactive notebook activities, centers and three passages that can be used in reading groups or as assessments. The resources will help students to identify the author's point of view about a topic and reasons for their opinion. Students will also identify their own point of view about various topics.
The unit was created to be used in third grade. It does NOT ask students to identify 1st person, 3rd person, etc.
The unit is intended to be used over a two-week time frame, but this can easily be adjusted to meet your needs.
This unit does not correlate with one particular reading curriculum, but it has been designed to supplement any materials or routines that you already have in place.
The resource was designed for third graders. It may be appropriate for some second or fourth grade classes.
Teacher Directions & Tips
PowerPoint Mini Lesson
2 Interactive Notebook Activities
5 Centers (Including reading response)
3 Passages/Assessments (with answer keys)
Teacher Binder Cover
Student Notebook Cover
The PowerPoint slide show is designed to be used as an introduction to the skill. It is short enough to be used as a mini lesson prior to your reading groups. The slides get students to participate, practice and discuss the skill.
Interactive Notebook Activities
This unit includes two interactive notebook activities. You might choose to do one of these each week as a whole group activity, or you might choose to use them in small groups or centers.
The activities have very simple cuts so that precious time is not wasted in class.
The first activity asks students to identify their point of view on several topics. The second activity has text and questions that ask students to identify the storyteller and their point of view on an event from the story.
Students will need a notebook (spiral or composition), scissors and glue.
BONUS: If you also use my Grammar Units, one notebook will easily fit all of the grammar and reading notebook activities. I included a cover and dividers for this.
The unit includes FIVE centers and one student recording book. The answers to all five centers can be written into the one recording book. The recording book takes two sheets of paper.
These centers include text, matching, task cards and color coding activities.
The final center is a reading response activity. Two passages are included for this center.
The centers include student friendly directions and were intended to be clear enough for students to complete independently while still providing adequate practice of the reading skill.
I highly recommend putting all five centers out and allowing your students to complete the center activities in any order that they wish.
There are color and blackline versions included. Labels for the centers are also included.
These centers take six sheets of paper. I do recommend cardstock and lamination for durability. Depending on the size of your groups, you might want to print more than one copy of each center.
I made the centers with the plan that students would complete them in two weeks. This will somewhat depend on how much center time you have scheduled. If students finish early, I would recommend having them choose a book and read to themselves.
This unit includes THREE different passages with 3 questions on each passage. The questions focus specifically on this reading skill.
The passages can be used in a variety of ways. You can use them as a pre-test, post-test and a re-test. You could use 1-2 of them in your reading groups and then use the last one as an assessment at the end of the two-week unit. They can be done as a whole group lesson.