Point of View

When introducing point of view to upper elementary students, teachers sometimes get stuck focusing on first and third person point of view. But point of view is so much more than that!

Below you will find a huge variety of point of view activities that will help students think more critically about different points of view.

This page is a work in progress. Eventually, this page will be a comprehensive resource of ways to teach point of view to your upper elementary students. As I write about new point of view activities and create point of view freebies, I’ll add them here. Come back often to see what is new!

The point of view links above provide free ideas, activities, and printables you can use when teaching point of view to your elementary students. The activities included will work best for 3rd grade and 4th grade, although many of the activities could be adapted to reach younger or older students.

The activities above address the following Common Core Standards:

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.RI.3.6
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

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.

Many of the activities mentioned above are available at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. If you like the activities but don’t want all the prep, check out my Point of View Activities Bundle. It includes posters, charts, book templates, writing integration activities, cut and paste activities, task cards, and more to practice point of view in both fiction and nonfiction texts.

Hands on point of view activities to help make teaching point of view easy in 3rd grade or 4th grade students.