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Activity Overview


In this activity, students will decide what point of view the narrator is speaking in. Using a storyboard, students can show the textual evidence and also illustrate it. Poppleton in Winter is told in the third person point of view. Writing from the third person point of view uses the name of the character or pronouns like he, she, it, or they to describe the main character.


This example storyboard uses three quotes from the story. Depending on the level of your class, you may only want one example.


Third Person

  • "But Poppleton didn't listen to any of them. He loved icicles. Each morning he took a ruler outside to see how much longer they had grown."

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that shows the point of view of Poppleton in Winter.


  1. After you read Poppleton in Winter, think about who told the story. Was it third person point of view or first person point of view?
  2. Type your answer in the title box.
  3. Choose a quote from the story that shows the kind of point of view.
  4. Illustrate that quote.

Lesson Plan Reference

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Rubric

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Points of View in a Novel
Identify the point(s) of view in the novel:
First person point of view. First person is when “I” am telling the story. The character is in the story, relating his or her experiences directly.
Second person point of view. The story is told to “you.” This POV is not common in fiction, but it’s still good to know (it is common in nonfiction).
Third person point of view, limited. The story is about “he” or “she.” This is the most common point of view in commercial fiction. The narrator is outside of the story and relating the experiences of a character.
Third person point of view, omniscient. The story is still about “he” or “she,” but the narrator has full access to the thoughts and experiences of all characters in the story.

Create a storyboard that identifies each point of view and describes each using a written explanation and an illustration.
Proficient
25 Points
Emerging
19 Points
Beginning
13 Points
Identify the Points of View
The student identified all points of view the author employed in the novel correctly.
The student identified most of the points of view.
The student did not identify the correct point of view,
Written Explanations
Text descriptions clearly explain the points of view used in the novel and described the differences in their perspectives.
Text descriptions explain the points of view, but may lack clarity.
Text descriptions do not accurately describe the points of view.
Storyboard Images
Illustrations show scenes clearly connected to the point of view and perspective described and use visual elements to show a difference between perspectives.
Illustrations show scenes connected to the point of view and perspective described but may be simplistic or lack detail.
Scenes do not clearly describe the points of view employed in the novel.
Effort and Editing
Work is complete, thorough, and neat. Spelling and grammar are correct.
Most of the sections of the storyboard were at least attempted and work is presentable. The text contains some errors in spelling and/or grammar.
Storyboard is unfinished and/or disorganized. The text contains many errors in spelling and/or grammar.





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