This lesson plan, geared toward elementary school students, has been used in the middle school setting to much success. Using The True Story of the Three Little Pigsas a gateway into examining and understanding point of view, students read the text, answer questions, and review what they learned with a fun game.
Mondays with Mandy dives into teaching the elusive second person point of view. Acknowledging the fact that not many novels are told in second person POV, Mandy turns to picture books and explains how to utilize them as early as kindergarten and as late as eighth grade.
EDSITEment, a humanities website, boasts a great lesson plan using Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," and a number of other texts to teach the unreliable narrator point of view in literature.
With a running time just under ten minutes, this short, animated video does a thorough and comprehensive explanation of first and third person narration, as well as the various sub-types of narration, including reliable, unreliable, third person limited, and third person omniscient.
Excerpted from Take 10 Reading: Improving Student Literacy in 10 Minutes a Day this lesson plan examines point of view using various non-fiction texts. The lesson plan talks you through whole-class discussion, as well as individual practice and even offers a script of what to say to the class, should you get stuck.
Featured on ReadWriteThink, this lesson plan is intended for middle schoolers, grades 6-8. There are a number of cool resources to work with, including writing a fractured fairy tale. Students read a popular fairy tale and then alter it in various ways to examine and explore various types of point of view.