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Point of View Quiz

This is the first quiz in a two part unit on narrative perspective. This quiz evaluates how well students can identify first, second, or third-person narration. If you are looking for a quiz testing students abilities to determine objective, limited, and omniscient narration, click here.  I use multiple quiz forms to reduce instances of cheating.

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Point of View Quiz – Here’s another point of view quiz that you can use to quickly assess how well students can identify the narrator’s perspective. This quiz features 15 more multiple-choice questions. Students read passages and determine the narrator’s point of view and the mode of narration. They also match terms to definitions.
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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. I thank you as well. I needed a little pre-assessment for Point of View and you have the perfect document! I used some of your figurative language materials last year, and want to make sure you know it is appreciated!

  2. Dawnetta Hayes

     /  January 30, 2012

    This is the best site ever. I can’t tell you how much I have used your resources to teach lessons to my students. From one educator to another, I want to say-thank you for helping me to breathe easier on days when I feel so overwhelmed with finding assignments to match the standards I am teaching. You come through each time and for this I am grateful.


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