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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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

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

The Pit and the Pendulum

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was a master of creating tension in ...

407 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Point of View

Commander Tom and the Alien

by RV Staff Writer J. C.

A brave fighter pilot faces a new enemy in an air ba...

331 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, and Summary

Going to the Zoo

by RV staff writer J.C.

A class trip to the zoo means Olivia sees many anima...

290 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 420L - 730L, Point of View and Summary

In the Neighborhood

Students will read a story about two girls from very different backgrounds who become friends. Students will answer questions a...

502 Words, 5th-6th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Point of View and Story Elements

Arachne’s Web

What happens when Katie and her band, Arachne's Web, auditions for their idol? Students will read a story about this all-girl r...

500 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Point of View, Summary, and Theme

Good Night, Archie

by RV staff author

Archie is a problem! Students will read a story abou...

502 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Point of View, and Theme