Point of View PowerPoint: Identifying Different Perspectives

Deb Hanson
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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. Author's Point of View (or Perspective): This bundle contains 5 resources for teaching about perspective! It includes a PowerPoint, 6 worksheets, a craftivity with another worksheet, 5 partner plays, and a Google Forms activity that can be used as task cards or as an assessment.As an added bonus, I
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This PowerPoint focuses on identifying differing perspectives (or points of view). It contains 39 slides. The PowerPoint begins by defining perspective, and then focuses on how various CHARACTERS within one story can have different perspectives. Then, the second half of the PowerPoint switches to focusing on analyzing a passage for an AUTHOR'S perspective. It contains several passages and 4 passages with multiple-choice questions to aid in test prep.

***A 6-page PowerPoint companion handout is also included in this file. Students can follow along and record answers on this handout as you progress through the PowerPoint! The companion handout is available in both printable format and digital format. The digital version is compatible with Google Slides.**

Slide 1: Title

Slide 2: Definition of Perspective (by looking at the Latin root -spect)

Slides 3-4: Introduction to Perspective

Slides 5-8: Practice- Identify 2 possible perspective for a given event.

Slides 9-15: Read 3 passages and identify the contrasting perspectives of 2 characters.

Slide 16: Introduction to Analyzing for the AUTHOR'S perspective

Slides 17-23: Read 2 essay passages and identify the author's perspective (and find evidence to support your answer)

Slides 24-39: Read 4 passages and answer the multiple choice question, "Which of the following statements most likely represents the perspective of the author?"

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

**Please note: the PowerPoint cannot be edited due to the copyright requirements made by the contributing artists (clip art, font, backgrounds).

My related resources:

Perspectives Craftivity

Author's Perspective Worksheets

Partner Plays: Multiple Perspectives

Identifying Perspectives Task Cards (Digital)

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Total Pages
42 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.


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