Shelby Fischman
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Upper Primary
  • 5th Grade
  • Author's Point of View/purpose
  • NE ELA
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Interactive, Video

    Education Standards

    5th Grade- Author's Purpose

    5th Grade- Author's Purpose


    This is a 5th Grade lesson/module on Author's Point of View. This can be given to students for e-learning or taught in class with devices. 


    1. Author's Point of View worksheets
    2. Pencil or pen to write with
    3. Book of choice to find author's point of view
    4. Paper to take notes on
    5. Devices & Internet connection



    "What is Point of View?" by Chungdahm Learning is licensed under CC BY 4.0

    You will begin by watching this video about Point of View to begin to understand what it means.

    Point of View

    Write down which point of view you preferred for this story. Then, turn and talk to a neighbor about which viewpoint you picked. The phrases an author uses can alter the way you see the story and understand what they want you to know.

    Questions to think about: 

    What is the author trying to say? 

    Does the story change based on who is telling it?

    Guided Practice

    You can pick any story you like, maybe one the class has read beforehand. Or you could extend this story and read more of it. I have attatched the whole story for use.


    Attributions: "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams is in the Public Domain, CC0

    As a class we will read a story. While reading the story, you are welcome to write down any notes that will help you to find the author's point of view. These notes could be quotes from the text. I have attatched a portion of the story The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. 


    Check for Understanding

    We will now play a Kahoot game to check our knowledge of the point of view in The Velveteen Rabbit.


    Independent Practice

    This worksheet can be used during guided practice as well for more structured notes. Here is the link to the story Rikki Tikki Tavi

    Attribution: "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling is in the Public Domain, CC0

    On your own, you will read the given story and complete the point of view worksheet. The story we will be reading is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi here is the link you can use to access the story if you do not have printed copies.

    Details are facts or quotes from the story that support the point of view. 


    We will now stand up, hand up, and partner up to share two of our details and the point of view. 

    • If you are doing this activity digitally, share your document with a partner and give 2-3 comments worth of feedback. You could also share your document via Zoom if you so choose.