2 F.O.A. (Bellwork)Which point of view makes for the best story? Why?
3 AssignmentDo No. 5 on page 801. You need to make a Venn Diagram to answer the question.Take 15 minutes to do this quietly.
4 Narrator Characters The one who tells the story Everyone else in the storyWhat’s the narrator’s position in the story?Or, what is the narrator’s POINT OF VIEW.
5 First-Person Narration The StoryCharactersI or WetheNarratorThe narrator is involved in the story.
6 First-Person tells “me” or “my” story. ExampleI went to the store with my friend. The clerk said, “Hi.” We bought candy and left.Who is telling the story?In First-Person the narrator is “I” or “we.”
7 Second-Person Narration The StoryYoutheReaderCharacters(if any)The reader’s actions are narrated.
8 Second-Person tells “your” story. Example You stayed up late last night and now you’re tired, but you need to pass this class.From whose perspective is the story told?In Second-Person the perspective of “you” is narrated.It is mainly used for instruction or directions.
9 Third-Person Narration The StoryNarratorCharacters“He”“She”“They”The narrator is outside of the story.
10 Third-Person tells “his” or “her” story. Also will refer to characters by nameExampleChris loved basketball. Everyday he played after school. When it got dark, he watched it on TV.From whose perspective is the story told?In Third-Person the perspective of “he” or “she” is narrated.
11 Dialogue & Narration Dialogue = When characters speak. Narration = When the narrator speaks.I went home. My mom said, “Did you get out early?” I said, “No.”ONLY LOOK AT THE NARRATION,Or you’ll get confused.
12 Review 1st Person = Narrator tells the story of “I” 2nd Person = Narrator tells the story of “you”3rd Person = Tells the story of “he” or “she”
13 Remember! “I” am the first-person in the story. “He” & “She”3rd-Person“You”2nd-Person“I” am the first-person in the story.“You” are the second-person.“He” and “she” are the third.
14 Modes of Third-Person Narration Telling the Story
15 Dialogue and Narration Dialogue: characters’ “voices”Narration: the narrator’s voiceShe said, “Hey, you!”We are interested in narration.
16 Third-Person Narration Narrator tells “his” or “her” story.Three Types of 3rd-Person:LimitedOmniscientObjective
17 What’s the Difference? I feel sad. CharacterNarratorHe felt sad.Are characters’ inner thoughts narrated?Does narrator reveal thoughts and feelings?
18 3rd-Person Objective Internal thoughts are not told. Readers may INFER thoughts and feelings based on actions or dialogue.Chris slowly walked up to Elma with his hands behind his back. “So… you want to go with me,” he said nervously. Elma blushed. “Ok.” Chris smiled.Characters’ internal thoughts not narrated.
19 3rd-Person Objective: No characters’ thoughts. So, you want to go with me?Ok.ChrisElma3rd-Person Objective: No characters’ thoughts.
20 3rd-Person LimitedNarrator reveals thoughts and feelings of one character.Chris liked Elma since the third-grade, but he had never found the nerve to tell her. But one sunny day, Chris said to Elma, “So… you want to go with me?” Emma blushed and said, “Ok” Chris smiled.Tells his internal thoughtsInternal Narration is limited to Chris
21 3rd-Person Limited: One character’s thoughts. I like Elma.Ok.So, you want to go with me?ChrisElma3rd-Person Limited: One character’s thoughts.
22 Omni = All Scient = Knowing 3rd-Person OmniscientOmni = All Scient = KnowingOmniscient narrators tell more than one character’s thoughts or feelings.Chris had liked Elma since the third-grade. Little did he know that Elma liked him too. They both admired one another from a far, and waited. One day, Chris said to Elma, “So… you want to go with me?” Emma felt her stomach sink. She couldn’t believe it. Blushing, she said, “Ok.” Chris smiled.Omniscient narrator is all-knowing.
23 3rd-Person Omniscient: Two or more characters’ thoughts. Oh, I like Chris.I like Elma.Ok.ElmaChrisWant to go with me?3rd-Person Omniscient: Two or more characters’ thoughts.
24 Telling the Difference Focus on the narration.Circle any narrated thoughts or feelings.Count each characters’ thoughts.Only THIRD-PERSON has these modes.There is no first or second-person objective, omniscient, or limited narration.
25 Signal Words Knew Felt Contemplated Thought Understood Believed Reflected
26 Practice I will read ten paragraphs from ten books. You will determine whether the narrator’s perspective is first, second, or third-person in each text.Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.
27 Every day my dad is mad for the first fifteen or twenty minutes after he arrives home from work. I have no idea what his problem is, and he refuses to tell me. Every time I try to ask him what is up with his behavior, he gets mad at me and starts slamming doors for no apparent reason. 1. Which point of view does the author use in this story?A. first person B. second personC. third person D. third person limited
28 When you get to be 15 or 16 years old, your life starts to change drastically. You're just a little older, but people are starting to treat you more like they treat adults. Unfortunately, they still treat you like a child too. 2. Which point of view does the author use in this story?A. second person B. first personC. shifts between first and second person D. third person
29 30. Which passage below is written in first person? A. The cat heard a loud crash and looked around. A boy stood completely frozen in shock. The shards of the vase encircled his feet, lying on the ground.B. I wanted to tell her that I broke the vase, but I knew Mom would be mad. Instead, I kept quiet and let the cat take the blame. It was easier this way.
30 AssignmentWrite three paragraphs: One will use third-person limited, and one will use third-person omniscient. The third paragraph will use third-person objective.