October 3, 2011 DO now: Take out isn Find your data folder
Data folders/ return tests • Place your Literature Terms test into your folder • Write your score on your data chart • If you wish to retake the test, do not record your score • Come during lunch this week for test corrections • Correct each question you missed on a separate sheet of paper • Retakes will begin on Wednesday, before or after school ONLY. • The last day for retakes is Oct. 19th
Ms. C’s cuddly teddy bear In your warm-up section, write a brief description about Ms. C’s teddy bear. Be creative!
ISN page 12 • The Point of View (POV) determines the narrator of a story and how much the reader knows. Writers use first, second or third person, limited or omniscient, for a specific reason.
First person POV In the first-person point of view the story is told by a narrator who is also a character within the story. The narrator reveals the story by using first person pronouns, such as “I”. Usually, the first-person POV is used as a way to directly tell the deeply internal, otherwise unspoken thoughts of the narrator Example: I was minding my own business when Mom burst in. “What’s with you?” I grumbled
Write using first person You have two minutes Write a brief piece about Ms. C’s teddy bear in the first person point of view
Second person POV The rarest POV used in literature However, very common in song lyrics! The narrator refers to one of the characters as "you", therefore making the audience member feel as if he or she is a character within the story Example: You walk into the cave and hear a low rumble. “What is it?” you wonder.
Example: Taylor Swift’s “Mean” You, with your words like knives And swords and weapons that you use against meYou have knocked me off my feet againGot me feeling like a nothingYou, with your voice like nails on a chalkboardCalling me out when I'm woundedYou picking on the weaker manWell you can take me down with just one single blowbut you don't know, what you don't know...Someday I'll be living in a big ol' cityAnd all you're ever going to be is meanSomeday I'll be big enough so you can't hit meAnd all you're ever going to be is meanWhy you gotta be so mean?
Third person POV In the third-person narrative mode, each and every character is referred to by the narrator as "he", "she", "it", or "they", (Never as "I" or "we" (first-person), or "you" (second-person)) The third-person narrative is told by a narrator, not a character of any kind within the story being told.
Third person limited The third-person limited is a POV in which the reader experiences the story through the senses and thoughts of just one character. The reader is "limited" to the thoughts of one particular character Uses third person pronouns: he/she, it, they
What makes this story third person limited? Little Red Riding Hood opened the door to Grandma’s room and stepped inside. She sniffed lightly. There was a strange smell in the room that she didn’t like. She squinted at Grandma. Why was the room so dark? “Hello, my dear. Come closer.” Grandma patted the bedspread beside her. Grandma’s voice was huskier than normal. Well, she was sick, after all. Little Red moved closer to the bed until she could see Grandma. What was wrong with Grandma’s eyes? “What big eyes you have today, Grandma.” “All the better to see you with, my dear.”
Write using third person limited You have two minutes Write a brief piece about Ms. C’s teddy bear in the third person limited point of view
Third person objective Objective point of view means that the reader doesn’t see any character’s inner thoughts and feelings, not even those of the point of view character. The reader is only witness to outer actions and dialogue. Think of this as using a movie camera to record an event. A camera can’t record the thoughts or feelings of a person, only what they say, do or display with expressions on their face or body language.
What makes this third person objective? Little Red Riding Hood opened the door to Grandma’s room and stepped inside. She sniffed lightly. She squinted at Grandma. “Hello, my dear. Come closer.” Grandma patted the bedspread beside her. Little Red moved closer to the bed. “What big eyes you have today, Grandma.” “All the better to see you with, my dear.”
Write using third person objective You have two minutes Write a brief piece about Ms. C’s teddy bear in the third person objective point of view
Third person omniscient • The third-person omniscient is a POV in which the reader is presented the story by a narrator with a godlike perspective, seeing and knowing everything that happens within the world of the story Think of a superhero who has a super power to know everything any person is thinking!
What makes this third person omniscient? Little Red Riding Hood opened the door to Grandma’s room and stepped inside. She sniffed lightly. There was a strange smell in the room that she didn’t like. She squinted at Grandma. Why was the room so dark? “Hello, my dear. Come closer.” The Wolf patted the bedspread beside him. The girl needed to be closer so she couldn’t avoid the attack. The wolf’s mouth watered in anticipation of this juicy snack. Grandma’s voice was huskier than normal. Well, she was sick, after all. Little Red moved closer to the bed until she could see Grandma. What was wrong with Grandma’s eyes? “What big eyes you have today, Grandma.” Drat, the girl sounded suspicious. He would have to quickly reassure her so she didn’t leave. “All the better to see you with, my dear.”
Third person omniscient You have two minutes Write a brief piece about Ms. C’s teddy bear in the third person omniscient point of view
October 4, 2011 I couldn’t help but smile as the class walked through the door into my Language Art’s classroom. “Complete the ‘Do Now’!” I sung. Do Now: Take out your ISN Identify the POV in the sentence above Write it in your warm-up section
Identify the POV The couple sat down at the corner table, smiling at each other while they thumbed through the menu. She ordered her favorite soup, remembering the weekend John had convinced her to try it.
Identify the POV This is a tale told from the point of view of a storyteller who plays no part in the story but knows all the facts, including the characters' thoughts.
Identify the POV After glancing at the menu, she immediately ordered the asparagus soup. John smiled. ‘Do you remember?’ he asked.
Identify the POV The next semester the writing professor is obsessed with writing from personal experience. You must write from what you know, from what has happened to you. He wants deaths, he wants camping trips. Think about what has happened to you.
Break up into a group of 4 • Create an extended ending to “The Landlady” • Your group must use the point of view assigned! • The extended ending should be at least three paragraphs, or one full page handwritten • After completing your ending, turn your extended ending into a skit! Make sure you stay in the correct point of view • You may need to assign a narrator! • The skit and paragraph will be turned in to Ms. C
How are the points of view different? Pay close attention to each skit. Take notes about each performance. Create a double bubble contrasting the first vs. third person point of view Create a double bubble contrasting limited vs. omniscient
Quickwrite Which POV is the best choice for “The Landlady”? Explain why Use power paragraph format Use examples and explanations