CLARK, NJ - In Kelly Williamson’s fifth grade class at Valley Road Elementary, students have been studying point of view in writing and in reading by participating in a variety of activities.  In one activity, students wrote a story from the point of view of a snowman that was melting on the first day of spring. In another, students rewrote Cinderella from the point of view of another character. 

 
The points of view are first person, second person, third person limited, and third person omniscient.
 
 
In a reading activity, students worked together to read several passages and acted like detectives to find clues that helped them determine the point of view. Ideas and answers were shared with the class as "evidence" was presented.