This 59-slide PowerPoint is a step-by-step presentation that teaches students how to determine the author's point of view. Students are shown three steps:
1. Read the passage.
2. Cross out the dialogue.
3. Focus in on the pronouns.
If they consistently do these three things, they will learn how to determine whether a passage is 1st person, 2nd person, or 3rd person.
It also includes a study guide. I created this worksheet as a “companion” to the Point of View PowerPoint. I intend to use this with my students so they can follow along as we make our way through the slides. Because the PowerPoint is interactive and answers are not revealed until I click to forward, all students will be given time to cross out the dialogue, highlight the pronouns, and then ultimately determine the point of view for each passage.
Once the PowerPoint presentation is complete, there is a final passage on the worksheets for students to complete independently to hold them accountable for paying attention. This will also allow me to identify those students who need additional instruction and/or practice.
Check out the preview! (But remember, the preview is in a PDF format, and the product is truly an interactive PowerPoint with full animation.)
You might want to check out the matching craftivity that includes six reading passages! Point of View Craftivity (1st & 3rd person)
This alternate craftivity is available for teachers who want their students to practice determining the point of view AND the perspective: Bee the Referee Craftivity: Determine the Point of View AND perspective
**I have another PowerPoint in my store that takes it a step further, and teaches students how to determine if a passage is written using the 3rd Person Limited POV or the 3rd Person Omniscient POV. Please do NOT purchase both of these PowerPoints, as many of the slides are the same. Click on the link below if you think that may better meet the needs of your learners.
Introduction to Point of View Power Point (1st, 2nd, 3rd Person Limited, 3rd Person Omniscient)
This PowerPoint cannot be edited due to the copyright requirements made by the contributing artists (clip art, font, background).
By Deb Hanson 2014
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