Point of View Worksheets | First and Third Person Point of View

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Do you need easy-to-use activities that will help your students accurately identify first and third person point of view? This resource includes short stories that teach students how to analyze the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first and third person narrations.

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Do you need easy-to-use activities that will help your students accurately identify first and third person point of view? This resource includes short stories that teach students how to analyze the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first and third person narrations. Students will be required to use clue words to effectively analyze literature. These activities will help your students improve their critical thinking skills while gaining a deeper understanding of the author’s purpose. Each activity will help your students better understand what they are reading and answer common questions on standardized tests.

Through a variety of short stories and 19 pages of fun and engaging activities, students will learn how to explain the point of view from which different stories are narrated – including the difference between first and third person narrations. From realistic fiction to myths, each short story includes a high-interest topic that students will love to read about – perfect for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

This resource includes 6 different lessons with short stories for teaching point of view skills to students – plus an introduction and student bookmark to use with each activity. Each lesson includes multiple-choice and open-ended questions about first and third person point of view. Students will be required to use clue words to accurately recognize and identify the narrator’s point of view, while also writing from the perspective of a 1st and 3rd person narrator.

Included in this download:

  • Introduction to First & Third Person POV, bookmark for students, First vs. Third Person practice using pictures and short texts written in both 1st and 3rd person point of view
  • Writing Point of View in 1st and 3rd person
  • The Best Birthday Ever! (realistic fiction) told in 1st Person Point of View
  • Tryout Day (realistic fiction) told in 3rd Person Point of View
  • Persephone and Demeter (Greek myth) told in 3rd Person Point of View
  • Who is Telling the Story? (a review using short stories told in both 1st and 3rd person point of view – includes a fun mystery picture for students)
  • Answer Keys

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More about this resource:

Introduction and Lesson 1: This packet begins with an introduction to first person and third person point of view. A student bookmark is included for students to use and refer to as they complete each activity. The first lesson includes pictures and short texts that require students to focus on the images and clue words to identify first and third person narrations. This activity includes 10 pictures with text and multiple-choice questions for students.

Lesson 2 – Writing Point of View: This is a lesson that builds on the previous activity. Students are given a picture (the evidence) to study. First, they are required to describe the picture from their perspective. Then write a sentence or two in first and third person point of view using clue words as they write. This activity includes 8 pictures and space for writing as students practice writing in first and third person point of view.

Lesson 3 – The Best Birthday Ever: The Best Birthday Ever is a realistic fiction story written in first person point of view. Questions are included that require students to identify the perspective of the narrator and how the narrator’s point of view influences the actions in the story. Students are also required to demonstrate writing in first and third person point of view. This activity includes 10 multiple choice and open-ended questions that require students to analyze and describe the narrator’s point of view while explaining how the point of view shapes the story and events.

Lesson 4 – Tryout Day: Tryout Day is also a realistic fiction story. It is written in third person point of view. The questions require students to take a closer look at the narrator’s perspective as an outside person telling the story. Students also write to compare the point of view of the narrators in The Best Birthday Ever and Tryout Day. This activity includes 10 multiple choice and open-ended questions that require students to analyze and describe the narrator’s point of view while explaining how the point of view shapes the story and events.

Lesson 5 – Persephone and Demeter: Persephone and Demeter is a Greek myth written in third person point view. The questions require students to assess how the narrator’s point of view shapes the story. Students also write to compare the point of view of the narrators in Tryout Day and Persephone and Demeter. This activity includes 10 multiple choice and open-ended questions that require students to analyze and describe the narrator’s point of view while explaining how the point of view shapes the story and events.

Lesson 6 – Who’s Telling the Story: Who is Telling the Story is a review of first and third person point of view. It requires students to analyze short stories by looking for clue words that help to identify the point of view. When students are finished, they use their answers to color the mystery picture. This fun and engaging activity is perfect for morning work or early finishers. This activity includes 10 multiple choice questions and a fun coloring mystery picture for students. Your students will beg for more activities like this one!

These activities are perfect for…

  • whole group lessons
  • independent desk work
  • small groups
  • literacy centers
  • morning work
  • homework
  • assessments
  • early finishers
  • sub plans

The best part?

This resource is NO PREP and easy to use! Add these activities to any unit or study on point of view. Students will quickly and easily be able to identify the point of view of a narrator through careful reading and analysis of the text.

In this one convenient resourceyou can…

  • have ready-to-go activities that will help your students master finding the point of view from with different stories are narrated – including the difference between first and third person narrations.
  • use these pre-made point of view activities as sub plans when you need to take a day (or week) off!
  • print and go – includes everything you need to teach POINT OF VIEW (first and third person) anytime during the year!

Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RL.3.6

RL.4.6

RL.5.6

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