5th Grade Reading - Point of View in Literature Lesson
First person – when a character in the story tells the reader the story from his/her point of view. Stories told in first person point of view use words like “I,” “we,” and “us.”
Third person – when a narrator that is not a character tells the reader the story. Stories told in third person point of view use words like “he,” “she,” and “them.”
When you read, ask yourself who is telling the story. Is it a character in the story? Is it a narrator that is not part of the story?
If you do not know, read the passage again and ask yourself whose thoughts and feelings are shown in the text.