When teaching my student’s point of view and perspective, I always read to them Shel Silverstein’s Point of View Poem:
Point of View
By Shel Silverstein
Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless
Christmas dinner’s dark and blue
When you stop and try to see it
From the turkey’s point of view.
Sunday dinner isn’t sunny
Easter fests are just bad luck.
When you see it from the viewpoint of a chicken or a duck.
Oh how I once loved tuna salad pork and lobsters, lamb chops too.
‘Til I stopped and looked at dinner
From the dinner’s point of view.
Then I have my student’s write their own point of view poem. I tell them to be creative and write from an interesting point of view. For example, a pencil(as the lead is being used, it goes down and it gets eaten in the sharpener), a sports ball (basketball, soccer, football, hockey puck etc..), animal (Iditarod dogs). When they share their poems it is always fun to hear their perspectives!! 🙂