Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Point of View Activities!

I haven't done a whole lot with point of view in the past, but this year in our most recent Storyworks magazine ( btw I LOVE this magazine!) there was a poem that was perfect for introducing point of view! The poem is called Theme in Yellow by Carl Sandburg. This poem is written in first person, through a pumpkin's viewpoint. You can see the poem by clicking here

We then used a great freebie that I found on TpT by Chrissy Beltran. This resource has definitions and examples of the first and third person point of view. Click the picture below to download this great product!

We also added the term point of view to our reading notebooks. We are using Nicole Shelby's Interactive Reading Notebook and I LOOOOOVE it!! If you don't have it already, I highly recommend heading over to TpT and purchasing it! It is an excellent resource. It is really helping me make sure I am covering all of the CC standards. 

4th Grade Interactive Reading Notebook (aligned with Common Core)

Here is a picture of what we added to our notebooks. 

I also read The Day the Crayons Quit by  Drew Dewalt. Such a cute story told through the crayons' point of views. 

This week I plan on having my students write their own stories through an objects point of view. 

What activities do you use when teaching point of view?


  1. I just ordered The Days the Crayons Quit! I can't wait to use it.

    I blogged about our Smarties activity today. The kids LOVED it. Thanks so much for sharing it with me.

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  2. I just finished POV with my kids. We used this packet too. But I like to teach it using fairy/folk tales. I read them the Three Little Pigs and discuss POV. Then we read the True Story of the Three Little Pigs and discuss how POV changes the antagonist and protagonist. We did this with Cinderella as well. Then they had to write their own "Twisted Fairy Tale". They are just finishing them and they are having a ball!! I am loving reading them too!

  3. Are We There Yet?
    I used the Day the Crayons Quit, too. My kids absolutely loved this book and it's fabulous for point of view! They then wrote letters to themselves from the point of view of something related to Halloween - they were hilarious. The kids loved this activity and really understood point of view. Here's a link to my post about it - Writing Workshop

    Are We There Yet?