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Identifying Points of View — Let's Practice!

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Today we are practicing whose point of view with Goopaw! This video contains examples to help you further practice and grow confident in this area.

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Goopaw says get ready to practice identifying points of view! Here is an example. Antarctica is a beautiful continent, with average temperatures of minus seventy. I think it would be too cold to go there. Can you identify the author's and reader's point of view? This is the author's point of view. This is the reader's point of view. Let's look at another example. I think it is confusing that sloths live on land, but are better in water. Sloths are amazing swimmers, which is a surprising fact. Can you identify the author's and reader's point of view? This is the author's point of view. This is the reader's point of view. Here is the next example. The sun is ninety-three million miles from Earth, which is a very long distance. Even though the sun is far away, it amazes me that it still looks so big to us. Can you identify the author's and reader's point of view? This is the author's point of view. This is the reader's point of view. Here is the final example. Following the my plate guidelines is good for your health. Eating lots of fruit and vegetables is better for me because I cannot eat dairy. Can you identify the author's and reader's point of view? This is the author's point of view. This is the reader's point of view. Goopaw had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!

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Identifying Points of View — Let's Practice! exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Identifying Points of View — Let's Practice!.
  • Identify the reader's point of view.

    Hints

    The reader's reaction will be in the first-person tense.

    The author's point of view provides a fact or statement.

    Solution

    When determining the reader's point of view, look for pronouns, my and I.

    The following sentences are told from the reader's point of view:
    3. Even though they are cute, I don't want to meet a panda in the wild!
    5. I don't think it's fair to keep pandas in cages.

  • Identify the author's point of view.

    Hints

    The author's point of view is usually written in the third-person tense.

    When an opinion is given, it is from the reader's point of view.

    Solution

    When determining the author's point of view, look for a fact or declarative statement.

    The following sentences are told from the author's point of view:
    1. Puppies are baby dogs between the ages of 0 to 2 years.
    3. Puppies can cause trouble like chewing shoes!
    4. Having a puppy requires patience and love.

  • State the two types of point of view.

    Hints

    Here is an example of a sentence written in the reader's point of view:

    I don't like creepy, crawly caterpillars!

    Here is an example of a sentence written in the author's point of view:

    In about three weeks, caterpillars turn into butterflies.

    Solution

    It's important to distinguish between the author's point of view, and the reader's point of view.

    The author's point of view gives a fact or statement.

    The reader's point of view gives an opinion.

  • Determine the point of view.

    Hints

    Here is an example of a sentence written from the reader's point of view:

    Camping is one of my favorite summertime activities.

    Here is an example of a sentence written in the author's point of view:

    Stars are brighter when viewed from places outside the city.

    Solution

    The author's point of view makes a declarative, narrative statement. Here are the correct sentences written from the author's point of view:

    • Owls are nocturnal birds, meaning they are active at nighttime.
    • Owls stand very upright!
    • There are over 200 types of owls. They are recognized by their large, round eyes.

    The reader's point of view is the reader's response to the text. Here are the correct sentences written from the reader's point of view:

    • I enjoy having owls in my backyard because they keep away rodents.
    • They also make a noise that scares my annoying little sister!

  • Determine the point of view.

    Hints

    The reader's point of view usually has the pronoun, I.

    The author first mentions exercise, then, the reader responds.

    Solution

    The author's point of view makes a declarative, narrative statement. The reader's point of view is the reader's response to that statement.

    1. Author's point of view
    2. Author's point of view
    3. Reader's point of view
    4. Reader's point of view
  • Write from the reader's point of view.

    Hints

    The reader's view can use the pronoun, I.

    The reader's point of view will give a belief or an opinion.

    Solution

    The author's point of view makes a declarative, narrative statement. The reader's point of view is the reader's response to that statement. Here are the correct answers:

    I think we use plastic too much. In my opinion, people can be wasteful. I believe I can help by recycling. I can also help by picking up trash on the beach!

    My teacher suggested we use kitchen sieves to collect tiny pieces of plastic in the water. What are you doing to help prevent littering?