How does the same story change when written from a different point of view?
This assessment tests for students' ability to determine the author's point of view. I use this after instruction to gauge their understanding. An example is given of 1st, 2nd and 3rd person point of view. Students determine the point of view and also explain what they saw to guide them to that answer. Beyond this, students are also asked to determine if the 3rd person point of view example is limited or omniscient (limited gives the thoughts of just one character while omniscient shows the thoughts of any character). Additionally, the assessment also asks them to analyze differences in point of view, as the same short story is given in two points of view. Lastly, students show their understanding through writing a paragraph narrative from their chosen point of view.
Answer Key includes examples as well as teacher explanation. Score how you wish, depending on your grading system. The answer key will guide you to know if student answers are correct or incorrect.