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Thursday, September 6, 2012. Bell Ringer- Complete numbers 11-13 on your bell ringer paper. Bell Ringer work will be taken up this Friday. First Person. Story is told from a main character’s point of view. Uses “I, me, we, my, our” Benefits:

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thursday september 6 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bell Ringer- Complete numbers 11-13 on your bell ringer paper. Bell Ringer work will be taken up this Friday.

first person
First Person
  • Story is told from a main character’s point of view.
  • Uses “I, me, we, my, our”
  • Benefits:
    • Readers see the events from the perspective of an important character
    • Readers often understand the character better
  • Detriments:
    • Reader only sees one perspective
first person example
First Person Example
  • If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye

first person1
First Person
  • True-nervous- very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?

Edgar Allen Poe- The Tell-Tale Heart

second person
Second Person
  • Uses “you, yours, your, yourself”
  • Usually presents commands
  • Often the narrator is speaking to him/herself
second person example
Second Person Example
  • Wash the white clothes on Monday and put them on the stone heap; wash the color clothes on Tuesday and put them on the clothesline to dry; don’t walk in the bare head in the hot sun; …

Jamaica Kincaid- Girl

third person
Third Person
  • Omniscient- all knowing…the narrator can see into the minds of all characters.
    • May be a narrator outside the story.
  • Advantages-very neutural
  • Limited Omniscient- narrator can see into one character’s mind
omniscient example
Omniscient Example
  • It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…

Charles Dickens– A Tale of Two Cities

limited omniscient
Limited Omniscient
  • Narrator can see into one character’s mind
  • All characters have thought privacy except one
  • Gives the impression that we are very close to the mind of that one character, though viewing it from a distance.
small groups we will continue to do small group rotations
Small Groups: We will continue to do small group rotations.
  • You will be getting into small groups. Each group will have a different task.
    • Group 1
      • Finish the Sir Launcelot and King Arthur essay. If you are finished highlight your claims in blue, evidence in yellow and commentary in green. Have a partner check. Essay is due Monday.
    • Group 2
      • Reading of chapter 2-4 in A Long Way Gone
    • Group 3
      • Tone Activity- this activity will include instruction lead by me
  • You are responsible for completing the work at each group station!