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Activity Overview

In this activity, students will examine the author’s point of view and make inferences based on details from the text.

In this example, the text reveals Mr. Popper’s feelings, Mrs. Popper’s thoughts, and the penguin’s feelings:

  • Mr. Popper’s Feelings: "Mr. Popper's heart was frozen with terror."
  • Mrs. Popper’s Thoughts: "Mrs. Popper... dimly realized that the penguin was going in and out of the refrigerator pretty frequently, she thought nothing of it at first."
  • Penguin’s Feelings: "And the penguins, hearing their voice, scuttled up on the deck and stood there beside the Admiral and Mr. Popper. Then they solemnly lifted their flippers and waved..."
Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Group

Type of Activity: Point of View vs. Perspective

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/6] Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard showing the author's point of view Mr Popper's Penguins.

  1. Use the template provided by your teacher.
  2. Identify the points of view in the story - thoughts and feelings count!
  3. Find a quote that illustrates each point of view.
  4. Illustrate the quote with appropriate characters, scenes, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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