Understanding point of view is a basic reading skill. It helps language learners master grammar, sentence structure, and proper pronoun usage. It helps readers understand and appreciate texts. And it helps writers produce more interesting and innovative works. Perhaps that is why point of view is targeted in the sixth anchor standard for the ELA Common Core State Standards: this means that its studied to some capacity at every grade level (K-12).
I have produced an abundance of point of view activities over the years. I’ve made 20+ point of view worksheets. I’ve made a large selection of point of view tests, projects, and activities. And I’ve even made a bunch of online point of view practice tests to help students master this skill. The online point of view activities are posted on this page.
Each point of view practice test contains between 10 and 40 questions. Students read the passage for each question, determine the narrator’s perspective (first, second, third-person objective, third-person limited, or third-person omniscient), and then explain their answers. Their scores (and explanations) can be saved, printed, or emailed as a PDF file right from the test page. While emailing is very convenient method of reporting scores and transmitting responses, I recommend that students also save a backup of their answers in the event of delivery problems (aggressive spam filters, email quarantine systems, students mistyping email addresses, etc.) These activities are also compatible with Google Classroom and quiz results can be shared on Facebook. I hope that they help students master this important skill.
Online Point of View Practice Tests
Point of View Test 1 (10 questions)
Point of View Test 2 (10 questions)
Point of View Test 3 (10 questions)
Point of View Test 4 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 5 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 6 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 7 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 8 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 9 (20 questions)
Point of View Test 10 (20 questions)
Final Point of View Test (40 questions)
Older Point of View Online Tests
Point of View Practice Test 1
Point of View Practice 1 | Multiple Choice Only
Point of View Practice 1 | With Long Responses
Point of View Practice 2 | Multiple Choice Only
Point of View Practice 2 | With Long Responses
Common Core State Standards Related to Point of View
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6 – Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
ELA Standards: Language
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.6 – With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.6 – Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.6 – Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.6 – Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.6 – Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.6 – Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.6 – Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6 – Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.6 – Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.6 – Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.6 – Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
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