Point of View in Fiction Texts

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Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Designed by teachers, this independent study packet offers Week 3 of reading, writing, math, social studies and science activities for fourth graders.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
What Happened Next?
What Happened Next?
Worksheet
What Happened Next?
Play author with this creative writing and comprehension exercise! Your child will learn all about inference, or drawing conclusions based on what they've read.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read Between the Lines
Read Between the Lines
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
When it comes to reading, it’s all about inferring. Kids can learn how to use clues in a text to understand a character’s thoughts or follow the action, in this book about jumping to conclusions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess
Lesson Plan
The Paper Bag Princess
In this lesson, students will practice listening comprehension skills after reading “The Paper Bag Princess” together as a class. Afterward, students will role-play, make inferences, and use summarization to strengthen literacy skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Exploring Different Points of View
Exploring Different Points of View
Lesson Plan
Exploring Different Points of View
The activities in this lesson will engage students in thinking about how a person’s position, needs, and concerns affect their point of view on an issue. Students will apply this to characters in "The Memory String" by Eve Bunting.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
First- and Third-Person Point of View
First- and Third-Person Point of View
Lesson Plan
First- and Third-Person Point of View
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand which pronouns to use when writing from different points of view. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a support lesson for the *My View as an Ant* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Editor in Chief
Editor in Chief
Workbook
Editor in Chief
Things are jumbled up at the newspaper! Your child has the know-how with the help of this workbook to set things right. Review grammar rules and practice composition through reading passages.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
My View as an Ant
My View as an Ant
Lesson Plan
My View as an Ant
Give students a chance to experience a different point of view! This fANTastic lesson on narrative style turns young readers into characters of Chris Van Allsburg's Two Bad Ants.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Exploring Different Perspectives in Folktales
Exploring Different Perspectives in Folktales
Lesson Plan
Exploring Different Perspectives in Folktales
Give your students the opportunity to explore the perspectives of different characters by using the "Circle of Viewpoints" Visible Thinking Routine from Harvard's Project Zero.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Character Traits
Character Traits
Lesson Plan
Character Traits
What makes a character special? Their traits, of course. With help from The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg, students will enjoy completing character maps and learning about different character traits.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Practicing Point of View
Practicing Point of View
Worksheet
Practicing Point of View
Students will practice using pronouns to help them understand point of view.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Whose Side of the Story?
Whose Side of the Story?
Lesson Plan
Whose Side of the Story?
Allow your students to explore how stories may change depending on the perspectives from which they're told. Interesting texts and a creative writing assignment make this quite the engaging lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Point of View Pronouns
Point of View Pronouns
Lesson Plan
Point of View Pronouns
In this support lesson, your ELs will learn how to determine point of view in a text while using pronouns to support their understanding. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Mythological Creature: Vampire.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Pronouns & Point of View
Pronouns & Point of View
Worksheet
Pronouns & Point of View
Students will practice using pronouns to support their understanding of point of view.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shifting Points of View
Shifting Points of View
Lesson Plan
Shifting Points of View
This lesson gives students practice identifying first person and third person narration in fiction and nonfiction texts. It could be taught as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Fiction vs. Nonfiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Point of View Frenzy
Point of View Frenzy
Lesson Plan
Point of View Frenzy
Explore a day in the life of a pencil! Your students will practice different points of view by thinking outside the box and writing as though they are something else.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Tea Time
Tea Time
Lesson Plan
Tea Time
Students will love talking about what they've been reading when the story comes to life. This tea time activity nourishes students' confidence in addition to improving their reading comprehension skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Two Points of View
Two Points of View
Lesson Plan
Two Points of View
Are your students ready to see narratives from a different perspective? This reading lesson will get students excited about discovering first- and third-person points of view.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Two Perspectives
Two Perspectives
Lesson Plan
Two Perspectives
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to use conjunctions when contrasting information from two different characters’ perspectives. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Whose Point Is It Anyway? lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
Lesson Plan
These Stories Are (Almost) the Same
Stories can change a lot depending on the point of view they are told from. In this lesson, students explore point of view by comparing and contrasting two versions of "The Three Little Pigs."
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Craft Stick Story Elements
Craft Stick Story Elements
Lesson Plan
Craft Stick Story Elements
This comprehensive overview of story elements will definitely leave students with a better understanding of author's purpose, character traits, sequence, and main idea. It features the acclaimed Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences About Feelings
Making Inferences About Feelings
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences About Feelings
In this support lesson, your students will use sentence frames and short texts to make inferences about a character's feelings in order to understand their perspective.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Is Telling the Story?
Who Is Telling the Story?
Lesson Plan
Who Is Telling the Story?
Help your ELs see the connection between nouns and pronouns and the author's point of view, or perspective, in fiction and nonfiction texts. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Two Points of View.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Point of View Practice
Point of View Practice
Worksheet
Point of View Practice
One of the first questions young readers should ask is, "Who is telling this story?" Here students will practice spotting different points of view by identifying which point of view sentences are written from and then writing sentences of their own.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
Worksheet
Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
This worksheet helps students analyze the ways in which stories are similar and different.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Point of View in Fiction Texts

Learning characters’ points of view in fictional texts teaches students to understand other points of view in the real world. The resource library has a diverse mix of teacher-created lesson plans and skills-based printable worksheets and workbooks available to employ this important component of reading comprehension. Kids can learn the difference of first, second, and third person, how to interpret characters' feelings and other tools that will enhance reading enjoyment and create empathy, too.

In Someone Else’s Shoes: Resources on Point of View

What are the villain's motives? Why is protagonist so determined? Is the sidekick actually trying to deceive the hero? When older students start to discover point of view in fiction, the stories become more textured and enjoyable to read. Education.com’s Learning Library equips parents and teachers with the tools to boost student reading capabilities with selected printable worksheets, lesson plans, and popular workbooks.

The dozens of worksheets available teach students how to analyze themes and understand plot clues. Creating character trading cards is an inventive way to inspect individual personas. Kids will be able to decipher who the narrator is and what person they are speaking. Other worksheets have advanced students take a careful look at word choice to draw inferences.

The Read Between the Lines workbook for first graders is full of assignments on drawing inferences including cause and effect practice and interpreting images. The Shifting Points of View lesson plan includes practice comparing works of fiction and nonfiction and language differences between first and third person. This lesson plan serves as a resource for English language learners, too. Excited students will know what it’s like to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes with the variety of tools on points of view available in the Learning Library.