1. Link to Teaching with Kids' Books
for a list of children’s books that are particularly appropriate for teaching point of view.
2. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) practice guide, Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten through Third Grade
. Recommendation 3 (“Guide students through focused high quality discussion on the meaning of text”) discusses strategies for supporting students in understanding texts from multiple perspectives, including the thoughts and feelings of different characters.
3. The article, Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension
by C.R. Adler. The strategies of “Metacognition” and “Answering Questions” are particularly helpful for teaching point of view.
4. Teaching That Makes Sense
offers an article by Steve Peha called The Beginning of Interpretation. Peha describes how developing a reader’s point of view is an important skill for literary interpretation. Other relevant articles can be found under the “Table of Contents” section on the right of the screen, namely What Do Book Critics Do? and What’s a Book Review?