Narrative Point of View

 Before students write their narrative, it is necessary to decide what point of view they will take to tell their story. Will it be the first-person narrative point of view or the third-person narrative point of view? Or even the second-person narrative point of view (although rarely used). 


In order to write from one narrative point of view, students must first know what each point of view entails. 

The Three Main Points of View

Narrative point of view


Point of View Pronouns

Students also need to know the pronouns they need to use to write from this specific point of view. Be it first-person pronouns when writing a personal narrative, or third-person pronouns when writing a third-person fictional narrative.

Once students are familiar with the different narrative points of view, the next step would be to have students practically apply their gained knowledge by identifying the different points of view in the context of a sample text.


First person and third person point of view

Now that students have a clear idea of the different narrative points of view together with the use of specific pronouns, it's time for them to practice writing from each narrative point of view.

Writing From A Point of View

Given a writing prompt, students can change from a third-person narrative point of view to a first-person narrative point of view.


Or from a first-person narrative point of view to a third-person narrative point of view.


First person and third person point of view

From writing narrative points of view on given sentence prompts, they can extend their writing skill to writing paragraphs on a given topic by adopting a specific narrative point of view.


First person and third person point of view

Point of View Quiz

Finally, giving students a fun quiz would be an effective way to gauge students' understanding of the different narrative points of view.


First person and third person point of view


Narrative writing point of view

Now that students have a thorough understanding of the different narrative points of view, they can be more confident about choosing the right point of view when writing a personal narrative, an opinion essay, or a third-person realistic fictional narrative. 

Narrative Point of View Resource

Looking for all these steps when teaching the narrative points of view? You'll find them in this print and digital resource (Google Slides). 


Both US and British English spellings included. 


And a bonus Boom Cards Deck comprising of 40 cards. 


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