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Character Points of View

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Character Points of View
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.6

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Learn all about different characters point of view on the same experiences in this video!

Transcript Character Points of View

Zayd and Ari are spending the day at a lake, where the sun is shining brightly, and the trees provide a cooling shade to hide in. However, their points of view, or opinions, are different about what's happening today. Let's join in and learn all about character point of view. A point of view is a speaker's opinion or feelings about the events happening in the story. Today, we'll compare differences in the characters' point of view for the same event. In stories, a character's point of view is often different from other characters. This is why we read, or listen, closely to what characters say, so we can understand their position or feelings. You can compare differences in point of view using an organizer like this. We can label the boxes with our characters, Ari and Zayd! Let's listen closely to Ari's point of view, and listen for what we notice. "I love being in the water! I feel so relaxed." "I could stay here all day long. In fact, maybe I will!" Ari has shared their point of view about going in the lake today, so let's write down some things we noticed! Ari said they love being in the water. They also said they feel relaxed. What else did Ari share? Ari also said that they could stay in the lake all day! Now, let's listen closely to Zayd's point of view, and see what we notice. "I am scared of water! I feel so anxious." "I would rather go home than stay here!" Zayd has also shared his point of view about going in the lake today, so let's write down some things we noticed! Zayd said he is scared of water. He also said he feels anxious. What else did Zayd share? Zayd said that he would rather go home! Now that we have heard each characters point of view, let's compare the differences. Ari loves being in the water, but Zayd does not. Ari said they felt relaxed, but Zayd said he felt anxious. What other difference do you notice? Ari could stay in the water all day, but Zayd wants to go home! You see, even though the same event was happening to both characters, their point of view was different. This is why it is very important to read, or listen, closely to what characters are saying! "Hey Zayd. Do you see that?" "Yes, I do. I wonder." While they investigate, let's remember! Today, we learned about differences in characters point of view. A point of view is a speaker's opinion or feelings about the events happening in the story. You can compare differences in characters point of view using an organizer, and listening closely to what the characters are saying. Well, it looks like they found a way for Zayd to enjoy himself without being in the water! "This is much more like it!" "Yes! Faster Zayd! Weeeeee!"