Author's Point of View

5th Grade ~ Unit 1, Week 5

Point of View = Position on a Topic

The author of a persuasive text will use facts to support his or her opinion.

What are facts and opinions?

Facts are statements that can be proven. For example, Electronic stores sell many kinds of cells phones is a fact that can be verified.


Opinions are expressions of a person's feelings and therefore cannot be proven. Computer games are fun is an example.

What clue words help identify the author's point of view?

*worst , careless, awful, difficult, useless, wrong, boring, etc.


*important, excellent, favorite, amazing, best, easy, right, exciting, etc.

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

What did the author use to show opinion?
What did the author use to show fact?

Are there persuasive words in this text?

What does the author want me to believe?