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  1. Introductory Activity • View the car accident animation. • http://www.orrt.org/extensions_authors/carcrash.gif • Complete the car accident report (p. 4) to describe what happened. • http://www.mass.gov/rmv/forms/21278.pdf

  2. Point of View (POV) • point of view – the perspective from whom is narrating (telling) a text • main 3 types • 3 subtypes • effect on multiple texts • Use your pronoun chart from your pronoun ambiguity notes to help determine point of view.

  3. 1st-person POV • the “I” POV • uses pronouns like I, me, my, etc. • text is narrated by the narrator as the main character in the text

  4. 2nd-Person POV • uses pronouns like you to address the reader • you, the reader, become the main character

  5. 3rd-person POV • uses pronouns like he, she, and it • narrator is outside of the story and tells what happens to others


  6. 3rd-person POV • Can be broken down further into 3 subtypes omniscient 3rd-person POV limited objective

  7. 3rd-person Omniscient POV • “all-knowing” / God-like • tells what many different characters think

  8. 3rd-person Limited POV • limited to the thoughts of only one of the characters

  9. 3rd-person Objective POV • not quite all-knowing or God-like • narrator is like a “fly on the wall” • only reports what can be seen or heard of the characters • narrator does not know their thoughts

  10. Effects of Changing POVs 1st person = more personal 2nd person = less formal / more persuasive 3rd person = less personal / more objective omniscient = more objective limited = less informative / less truthful omniscient = more informative / more truthful