Interactive Board Activity

Point of View Sort

Point of View

Point of View 1
Point of View 2

SOL 5.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. (f) Identify and ask questions that clarify various points of view.


  1. Tell students they are going to be working on Point of View, specifically who is narrating the story.
  2. Define Point of View: the narrator’s position in relation to the story being told.
  3. Present slide show introduce 1st person, 2nd person, and 3rd person
  4. Together create a Who is Telling the story Anchor Chart
    • 1st person- The story is told by one of the characters (I, me, we)
    • 2nd person- The narrator is talking to the audience/reader (you, your)
    • 3rd person- The story is being told by a narrator (he, she, they)
  5. Pass out point of view sort
    • have students cut out the words (he, she, etc.) and past them in the correct column
  6. Project Point of View chart on the board
  7. Tell students they are going to use the pen to move the words into the columns
  8. The next day introduce the sentences, and then the paragraphs.


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Reflection: I think this would be an awesome activity to use in the classroom. I might change it slightly once I know what books we are reading when I teach POV. This might also be a cool lesson to have my students complete on their laptops since they are touch screens. They could then save it and submit it to me.