Point of View
Practice
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When an author writes a story,
the author chooses a
point of view.



Read each passage.
Is it written in the 1st person or 3rd person point of view?


 "Sock's throat throbbed with purrs. He was
  especially happy when he could interrupt her work
  on the papers that she typed for students." 
*

 


1st Person

3rd Person

 

 "An invisible hand grabbed me and pulled me off
  the ladder.
  I landed on my back on the gym floor with an
  'Oooof!' My head made a loud 
  THUD as it banged the floorboards."
  **



1st Person

3rd Person
 

 


 "Henry Huggins had a lot of good ideas that fall
  when he first had his paper route, but somehow
  his ideas had a way of not turning out as he had
  planned. Something always went wrong."
 ***
 

 

1st Person

3rd Person
 

 "She ran out the door and down the steps. Lottie
  barked and followed her. Nick was older than
  Lottie. He stayed on the porch and watched."
  ****


1st Person

3rd Person

 

 "It was a rhyme my mother used to whisper to me
  when I was a little girl. I could almost hear Mom's
  soft voice, a voice I haven't heard since I was
  five..."
   *****



1st Person

3rd Person
 

 

 

Remember: Authors write in 1st person or 3rd person point of view.

Click on the  books to return to the lesson.

Socks by Beverly Cleary
**  The Haunted School by R. L. Stine
*** Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary
**** Caleb's Story by Patricia Maclachlan
***** Beware, the Snowman by R. L. Stine

 
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