Go beyond just identifying point of view with these resources. Begin with a PowerPoint that guides students in learning about first person, third person limited, and third person omniscient points of view. A study guide to accompany the PowerPoint engages students in looking at passages and answering questions. A practice activity and a card match help students to refine and review what they have learned.
Two original stories guide students into deeper reading and a stronger understanding of point of view. The first, "Stone Soup", is told from multiple points of view. Students use the different points of view to discuss the story and explore how the different points of view shape the narrative. A before reading activity, discussion questions, and a passage-based essay prompt are included.
The second story, "Unthawing", is told from a boy's point of view. Activities for this story mirror the activities for "Stone Soup". Again, the emphasis is not on identification, but use of point of view.
To see thumbnails of these activities and read the teaching guide, be sure to check out the preview.