Point Of View Reading Passages

Point of view describes the position of the narrator in a story. The main types of point of view are first person and third person. In first person, the narrator is a character in the story and uses “I” or “we” in non-dialogue text. In third person, the narrator is not a character in the story but is removed from the action and functions more as an observer. Second person point of view is more rare, and concentrates more on "you." There are also many subcategories of each type of point of view.

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Fun Poems

Teaching poetry can be made easy with a little wit, a splash of humor, and a dash of fun. This reading set has all that and mor...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Dog Stories for Older Students

Dogs are said to be "man's best friend." Considering the amount of literature and writing devoted to these faithful friends, th...

Reading Set: 8 Passages

The Olympic Games

In a celebration of peace, athleticism, and friendly competition, nations from around the world gather every four years to comp...

Reading Set: 3 Passages

Edgar Allan Poe

Macabre, dark, foreboding; these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While this is true of ma...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Mary Chesnut: News of Lincoln's Assasination

by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie

This diary entry from a Confederate general's wife r...

381 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, and Point of View

A Pirate’s Life for Me

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

A man describes growing up with his pirate parents a...

680 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Point of View

Jane and Cousin John

by Charlotte Brontë from Jane Eyre

Chapter I passage: Charlotte Brontë published her no...

456 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Point of View

Pip Meets a Criminal

by Charles Dickens from Great Expectations

Chapter I passage: Charles Dickens published "Great ...

820 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Point of View, Story Elements, and Summary

The Elephant in the Room

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

How did it get here? No one knows. How to get it out...

434 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Point of View, and Summary

The Mystery Mammal

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Following a set of clues from her teacher about a m...

631 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, and Summary