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Grades 1-3

Grades 4-5

Developing a Point of View

After reading an article about stunt performers, Karley, a 5th grade student writes a response about her own point of view on this career. Notice how Karley tackles sharing her point of view in different ways. Being able to identify her own point of view will help her begin to identify different authors’ points of view.

Grades 6-8

Analyzing Two Authors' Point of View

After reading two articles about the use of smart phones in school, Anna, a 7th grade student, writes an analysis of how each author reveals a point of view. Notice how her response reveals an emerging attempt to explain how authors shape their presentation of similar facts. In the future, Anna could make her responses stronger by citing and explaining specific details.