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Point of View. What do you already know about Point of View? http://www.flocabulary.com/point-of-view /. Narrator. The narrator is the person who is telling the story . . What is point of view?. Point of view refers to the perspective from which a piece of writing is told .

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Point of view
Point of View

  • What do you already know about Point of View?

  • http://www.flocabulary.com/point-of-view/


Narrator
Narrator

The narrator is the person who is telling the story.


What is point of view
What is point of view?

  • Point of view refers to the perspective from which a piece of writing is told.

  • It is the position from which a narrator sees and understands what is happening.

  • Always ignore dialogue to determine point of view.

  • Brain Pop Video


Point of view tree
Point of View Tree

Point of View

First Person Third Person

Limited Omniscient


First person
First Person

  • When the narrator, usually the main character, is telling the story from his/her own perspective.

  • The pronouns “I” and “we” are used frequently.



Third person
Third Person

  • A third person narrator is not a character in the story.

  • The story is told from a “watching” perspective.

  • The pronouns “he,” “she,” and “they” are used frequently.


Third person limited
Third Person Limited

  • The narrator is an outsider who sees into the mind of one of the characters.

  • The reader only knows as much as one character.


Third person limited example
Third Person Limited Example

  • As the boy carried heavy rocks, the orange robot sat in the tree wondering if anyone saw him.


Third person omniscient
Third Person Omniscient

  • The narrator is all knowing, which means it can enter the minds of many characters.

  • The reader can know the thoughts and feelings of many characters.


Third person omniscient example
Third Person Omniscient Example

  • While Tim was eager to get his point across, Moby couldn’t help thinking about running away and digging holes in the yard.


What s the difference
What’s the difference?

Third Person Limited

Third Person Omniscient


White boards
White Boards!

  • Grab a white board and a marker from the back table.


Which point of view is it
Which point of view is it?

First Person

Third Person Limited

Third Person Omniscient

  • George, anxiously hoping that no one was watching him, placed a carefully wrapped package on an empty park bench. When he looked around, he saw Mollie watching him from across the street.


Which point of view is it1
Which point of view is it?

First Person

Third Person Limited

Third Person Omniscient

  • George, anxiously hoping that no one was watching him, placed a carefully wrapped package on an empty park bench. Mollie, who was walking home, saw him and couldn't help thinking that he was acting strangely.


Which point of view is it2
Which point of view is it?

First Person

Third Person Limited

Third Person Omniscient

  • As I placed the carefully wrapped package on the park bench, I looked up and saw Mollie walking across the street. I hoped that she hadn't seen me.


Which point of view is it3
Which point of view is it?

First Person

Third Person Limited

Third Person Omniscient

  • The genie wished for freedom. He wanted nothing else.


Which point of view is it4
Which point of view is it?

First Person

Third Person Limited

Third Person Omniscient

  • When I walked into the room, I saw him stand there. He was starring into a mirror and talking to himself.


Which point of view is it5
Which point of view is it?

First Person

Third Person Limited

Third Person Omniscient

  • Her inner voice was telling her to slow down the car, but she felt like she needed to get there as soon as possible to stop Dominic from his evil act.


Which point of view is it6
Which point of view is it?

First Person

Third Person Limited

Third Person Omniscient

  • Thomas and Lydia felt happiness upon finding out the news. They were moving home.


Think about it
Think about It

  • How are the terms related? Draw a Point of View Tree to show how they are connected.


Practice
Practice

  • Complete the practice exercises.


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