Your class will learn about different writing perspectives by using all these worksheets from the Easy Teacher catalog.

The point of view is the method used to tell the story to the reader or audience. Fiction often uses a number of ways to employ the point of view of a story is told into height the mood of the story and to elevate the audience's enthusiasm. There are three primary points of view. The first-person point of view is a commonly used way to tell a story. Using this method, a character from the story narrates the story. You can generally sense this by the use of sentences that include the word "I". Less commonly used in extended works the second person point of view is formed around the sentence you. This allows the author to draw the reader into the actual story. Being able to write in a number of different viewpoints is not easy, only master writers are able to perfect the use of all these forms. In some cases, authors will switch the view point in the middle of the work.

One of the biggest obstacles for English students is to learn how to write from different points of view. With the first person being the easiest point of writing view to learn, you want to focus on the worksheets that challenge your kids to look at writing from a second and third person point of view. After learning about the three primary distinct views, teachers should then move into the more difficult third person derivative view points that expand the literary talents of your class. Students are taught to respect different points of view and to debate those view. We now want them to express their own points through writing and discussion.

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Printable Point of View Worksheets

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Clues to Work With

A sentence can contain "clue words" that will help you to figure out the view point (first, second, third) of a story. Study the clue words below. Then sort them into the correct boxes.

Identifying Points of View

Identify the views in each of the passages and then explain your answer.

Write What They Are Getting At

See if you can try to understand what view is being thrown at you in this work. Then tell how you know.

Views in Fiction

The narrator is the person telling the story. A narrator may take part in the story, or may be an outside observer.

Part 2 of Reading

This sheet goes with the previous worksheet.

Questions to Answer

Does the narrator reveal himself in the passage? How? What is the effect?

Understanding The Angle

Breakdown all the views that you are seeing here.

What's Up With That Passage?

Read each passage. Choose the point of view of each passage. Write its letter on the line.

Stylistic Choices In Fiction

Are there other possible views for this story? Explain. Why do you think the author decided to tell the story from this particular point of view?

Using Clue Words

Write each clue word in the box where it belongs.

Reasons For The Plot

Is the character that the story is about the same character that is telling the story? In your opinion, why or why not?

More Questions

Why do you think the author chose to tell the story like he or she did? How would the story be different if it had been told from a different point of view?

Spill the Beans

: Read each passage. Identify how the message is coming at you from the author and how you know this.

A Scandal in Bohemia

The passage below is from the short story "A Scandal in Bohemia" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read the passage. Then answer the questions.


The main character of the story is Sherlock Holmes. He is also the one who knows more than anyone else, and the one who ultimately solves this mystery.


The passage below is the opening of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Read the passage.

Question the Original

The passage below is the opening of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Read the passage.

How I Know

Read each passage and write the point of view. Then tell how you know.

Third Person Worksheet

Write something that demonstrates third person limited point of view.

My Sentence

Write a sentence as an example of third person omniscient point of view.