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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

Grade Level 2-3

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Point of View vs. Perspective

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/1/6] Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/2/6] Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/6] Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

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