Thursday, July 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Point of View

I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune and Teacher's Desk 6 today for Throwback Thursday!  This post comes from October 15, 2013. I'm posting this today because it talks about one of my new favorite picture books....The Day the Crayons Quit. Seriously LOVE this book. If you haven't read it, you must! It will make you laugh!

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 love this Throwback Thursday Post! I'm new to the blogging world so now I'm following you! I used Nicole Shelby's Interactive Reading Notebook last year and loved it! This is an excellent Close Reading to go along with Point of View!


  2. I love this story, too!!! How clever to use it when learning about point of view! I bet your students' stories were pretty cute, weren't they? What were some of the objects they chose to write the perspective from?

  3. I have that freebie Point of View packet too! I need to drag out that Read Aloud for my class and come back to your post to use in my classroom. Thanks for the throwback!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. I used it with my sixers this past year for point of view also. Thanks for the heads up about the freebie. I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks for linking up for Throwback Thursday!