Point of View PowerPoint (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Person)

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle of activities focuses on identifying the point of view used by an author of a reading passage or literary piece. Several activities include test prep elements. It is designed to introduce 3rd and 4th grade students to first person, second person, and third person points of view. The reso
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This 47-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 3-page companion handout. 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. The companion handout is available in both printable format or digital format. The digital version is compatible with Google 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.


Also, you DO have my permission to convert this PowerPoint to a Google Slides format to share with your students.

Check out my related resources:

Point of View Craftivity (1st & 3rd person)

Point of View Task Cards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd person)

Point of View Game (1st, 2nd, and 3rd person)

Point of View Foldable Study Guide and Worksheet

**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).

Copyright by Deb Hanson

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Total Pages
51 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.


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