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Point of View Task Cards - Beginner Set

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 7 pages | Grades: 2 - 5

Use these colorful, fun task cards to help your beginning reader identify first, and third-person point of view (POV)

Need Point of View Resources for Early Readers?

Are you looking for a way to practice point of view with your students? The Point of View Task Cards – Beginner Set is the perfect resource! This set contains 20 short passages that have students determine if a selection is written in the first or third-person point of view. 

This set of 20 point-of-view task cards can be used with groups ranging from first through third grade. 

Color and blackline versions have been created for each card and an answer key. You’ll also find a student answer sheet for easy grading. These cards are great for test prep and can be used at literacy centers, stations, or partner work in small groups or with the whole class playing Scoot.

Through this activity, students will show the ability to determine the point of view of a text.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Reading lessons

In addition to individual student work time, use these point of view task cards to enhance learning through guided reading groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Assist struggling readers with the concepts by trying one of the following.

  • Have students work in partners or small groups to complete the assignment.
  • Provide read-aloud accommodations if required.
  • Provide students with a reference guide or anchor chart to review different points of view.

👩‍🏫 Try Using the Task Cards in Other Ways

🛴 Scoot Activity 

Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answers in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 


👋 Exit Ticket

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on paper, sticky notes, or notebooks. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in each corner to place them on a binder ring. 

Heather, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator, created this resource. 

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