Point of View Manual Project

Some students have difficulty grasping point of view. It can be a difficult skill for students to understand. What better way to help your students review this than with a student centered project? Check this one out:

Point of View Manual Project – Students create a manual defining and demonstrating each point of view. Then they provide readers with instructions on how to identify the narrator’s perspective.
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Common Core State Standards Related to Point of View

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6 – Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

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ELA Standards: Literature

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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  1. Krista

     /  September 10, 2014

    Thank you so Much from a first year, first time reading teacher. I thank you for all the information, as do my 6th, 7th and 8th graders! I was struggling to figure out how to do this in a title 1 school with students who think reading is limited to reading a text message, I really love the ideas you put forth in your various pp and activities that integrate with material.

    Thank you!


    • Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your kind words. I am continuing to improve the site. Best wishes now and in the future!

  2. Piers Matthews

     /  April 10, 2014

    I just want to add my voice of support here. This is such a well put together website. It is so cohesive and comprehensive. I love the multiple options for worksheets and practice. The PPTs are well done and clear.

    I have been teaching narrative perspective for several years to a wide range of age groups and ESL abilities. This is by far the best website I have come across.


    As a small aside, I have found that the PDF link on this page (http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/point-of-view/point-of-view-activities/point-of-view-manual-project/) doesn’t seem to be working. It seems to redirect back to the same page rather than the PDF. Just letting you know so you can fix the href tag at some point.

    Excellent resource Mr. Morton. Keep up the great work!

  3. Cilla

     /  September 22, 2013

    This website has been so useful!!! I am teaching intervention classes for 3 grade levels and have VERY limited resources…This has been a blessing!

  4. George

     /  October 14, 2012

    Outstanding web site! Let me know how I can subscribe or otherwise help support you.

  5. Lori

     /  September 22, 2012

    Just found this page by accident. All I can say is WOW! Thanks yoy for putting together such well thought out and useful material. I cannot wait to go back to school on Monday and share this with my department.

  6. Rosa Julian

     /  January 4, 2012

    LOVE this website!!


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