Point of View Anchor Chart

We’ve created some helpful point of view anchor chart resources below. Just like analyzing character development and general story elements, assessing a text’s point of view is an important consideration. Point of view refers to the perspective from which the story is told. Point of view is important because it molds the reader’s understanding of events and emotions. Both the presence and absence of certain points of view are very important to the audience’s understanding of a work.

To make the most out of point of view analysis, always:

Note the Details: What language does the author or narrator use to tell readers from whose perspective the story is told? “I” will indicate first person, “you” will signify second person, and “he/she/they/them” shows third person perspective.

Analyze Impact: Explore how the story’s point of view influences the reader’s understanding of the events.

Evaluate Alternatives: Always investigate and discuss how the story might change with a different point of view. This can foster empathy and deepen critical analyses.

With any genre, it is essential to discuss and understand point of view. Make this part of your analysis of all literature and media!

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CCSS Standard
R.6, Reading: Literature or Informational Texts
NGLS Standard
R.6, Reading Literature or Informational Texts

Point of View Anchor Chart Resources