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The Lovely Bones – Lesson 1 . Objective: to learn about narrative . Types of narrative . First person narrative – ‘I’m having a great day today. The sun is shining and I’m teaching my favourite subject – English Language and Literature’

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The Lovely Bones – Lesson 1

Objective: to learn about narrative


Types of narrative

  • First person narrative – ‘I’m having a great day today. The sun is shining and I’m teaching my favourite subject – English Language and Literature’

  • Third person narrative – ‘Natalie’s having a great day. The sun is shining and she’s teaching her favourite ever subject – English Language and literature’


Now – write about your own day using either first person or third person narrative

  • First person narrative – ‘I’m having a great day today. The sun is shining and I’m teaching my favourite subject – English Language and Literature’

  • Third person narrative – ‘Natalie’s having a great day. The sun is shining and she’s teaching her favourite ever subject – English Language and literature’


Omniscient narrator

The Lovely Bones is narrated from the point of view of an omniscient narrator. An omniscient narrator is someone who knows absolutely everything – including what other characters are thinking and feeling. FACT: Omniscient actually means ‘all knowing’.

Why do you think writers often

like to use an omniscient narrator?


Now

  • List everything we learn about Susie in the first 5 pages of The Lovely Bones from herself.

  • Consider narrative techniques for adding interest in first few pages.


ELLA 1 – Representations of speech

Two exam questions

  • Extract based question on The Lovely Bones

  • Unseen question ‘representations of speech’


Plenary

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