I absolutely love teaching point of view! We have been busy working on point of view, and most specifically, on how an author’s point of view impacts how a story is written or told. I loved some of the activities we did, and I’m excited to share them with you!
|Point of View Anchor Chart|
|Point of View Activity with Pictures!|
|This was a favorite picture for my students. There were some great perspectives here, and they had fun with it.|
I recently created a new resource to use after they had worked through this collaborative activity! I have had such great success with teaching reading skills with pictures that I created a resource that incorporates pictures with reading skills! For our point of view unit, here are the two that we did together. There are three more in the packet that they worked on individually and during reading rotations.
You can see more about these point of view activities HERE.
Then, I did some work with small groups. We used a short (53 second) clip from Toy Story (You can see it on YouTube HERE). We watched it several times, and we discussed the different perspectives that each of the main characters in the clip had. Then, we did some more writing, and we rewrote the scene in first and third person. For kids who were still struggling, instead of generating the words, I quickly wrote paragraphs for them to identify the correct point of view and perspective. It was an easy way to differentiate, and it helped drive home some ideas about how different points of view and different perspectives can have an effect on how a story is told.
|Using Toy Story to teach Point of View & Perspective|
*NEW! If you’re teaching point of view and perspective to 4th-6th graders, I would HIGHLY recommend incorporating paired passages into your teaching of these concepts. I created these in some super fun formats to make it extra engaging for your students. There are point of view and perspective task cards, brochures, and flip books! Click any of the images below to learn more.
Finally, we are still working on an assessment. The students each selected a “meaty”picture book. They read it, and now they are doing some analysis of the narrator, the point of view that the narrator wrote from, and how the book would be different from a different character’s point of view.
Here is the board with all of the information I gave them to complete their fun flip-flap book. This really got them thinking!
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**Updated March 2017. Affiliate links to book added.