Identify the Point of View
The Passage and the Point of View
The Passage and the Point of View 2
Perspective in Point of View
Switching Point of View

100

I, me, my, mine, we, us, ours are words that belong to which point of view.
What is first person?

100

When the principal called Martha into the office, she knew what it would be about. He looked uncomfortable and unhappy because he felt guilty about making Martha feel like she might not get the scholarship jacket. Label the point of view.
What is third person omniscient?

100

We crossed the road to a white house inside a walled garden, and found some food—two loaves of bread, and uncooked steak, and half of a ham. Label the point of view.
What is first person?

100

A third person limited narrator can reveal whose perspective?
What is only the main character's perspective can be revealed?

100

How will the story change if you switch from the first person point of view to the third person omniscient point of view?
What is you go from only seeing one character's perspective to seeing the story through many characters' perspectives?

200

He, she, it, they, them, theirs, and the reader are examples of words that belong to which point of view.
What is third person limited/third person omniscient?

200

Martha stared at him in shock, and a small amount of dismay escaped her throat. She hadn't expected this. Label the point of view.
What is third person limited?

200

Maria knew exactly what she wanted... a big cookie. She wondered to herself, 'Would Mom ever let me have one before dinner?' Although Maria had no idea what her mom would say, she guessed not, but went to ask. Label the point of view.
What is third person limited?

200

A first person narrator is limited to whose perspective?
What is the character who is telling the story?

200

What happens if the point of view changes from the third person limited to the third person omniscient?
What is the narrator goes from revealing only one characters perspective to revealing many characters' perspectives?

300

The narrator is a character in the story.
What is First Person?

300

I was almost back at my classroom door when I heard voices raised in anger as if in some sort of argument. Label the point of view.
What is first person?

300

Leslie sat in front of Paul. She had two long, brown pigtails that reached all the way down to her waist. Paul saw those pigtails, and a terrible urge came over him. He wanted to pull a pigtail. He wanted to wrap his fist around it, feel the hair between his fingers, and just yank. He thought it would be fun to tie the pigtails together, or better yet, tie them to her chair. But most of all, he just wanted to pull one. Label the point of view.
What is third person limited?

300

**Food for thought question** How does switching the point of view affect the theme of the story? Reflect and take your best guess.
What is different characters have different perspectives and might reveal a different lesson about the situation?

300

How is the point of view switched? (1) One day, I'll be like Blue. --> (2) One day, Damon would like to be like blue.
What is first person is switched to third person limited?

400

The narrator is not a character in the story, yet he or she can only reveal what one character is thinking and feeling.
What is third person limited?

400

One day, my dad looked out at the endless desert and decided then and there to build a baseball field. Label the point of view.
What is first person?

400

They found themselves in bed and watching, by the dim light from the night-light, the rest of Mary Poppins' unpacking being performed. Jane and Michael sat hugging themselves and watching. It was all so surprising that they could find nothing to say. But they knew, both of them, that something strange and wonderful had happened. Label the point of view.
What is third person omniscient?

400

If there is a limited narrator, then how are the other characters' thoughts and feelings revealed?
What is their thoughts and feelings are only revealed when they speak (dialogue)?

400

How is the point of view switched? (1) One day, Damon would like to be like blue. --> (2) One day, Damon would like to be like Blue. This would make Blue very happy. His mother would be happy too.
What is third person limited is switched to third person omniscient?

500

The narrator can reveal what many characters are thinking, feeling, and doing.
What is Third Person Omniscient?

500

As I walked up the hill, I realized that the atmosphere was just too quiet. There was no sound from the cardinal who was nearly always singing from the top of the maple tree. I thought I saw a shadow move high up on the slope, but when I looked again it was gone. Still, I shuddered as I felt a silent threat pass over me like a cloud over the sun. Label the point of view.
What is first person?

500

At the pizza place, Tony the baker was getting the pizzas ready for baking. He flattened out a ball of dough into a large pancake and tossed it in the air. He spread tomato sauce on it, sprinkled it with cheese, and shoved it in the oven. Label the point of view.
What is third person limited?

500

Third person omniscient narrator can reveal whose perspective?
What is many characters' perspectives can be revealed?

500

How does the point of view change? (1) "Do you think he will succeed?" Sally asked. --> (2) "Yes, I think he will succeed."
What is third person limited is switched to first person?