(I) will review the differences between first and third person points of view. (In the first person point of view the narrator is telling a story and is a character in the story. In third person point of view, the narrator is telling a story from someone else’s viewpoint and is not a character in the story.) I will explain that there are two different types of third person point of view: limited and omniscient. I will explain that the difference is that third person omniscient is written as if the narrator is watching all that is happening and knows what each character is thinking. Third person limited does not include the character’s thoughts. For example, the sentence, “The teacher proudly read the worksheet to her students,” is written in third person limited; the sentence, “The teacher proudly read the worksheet to her students and thought to herself, ‘I have the smartest students,’” is written in third person omniscient. I will read the first paragraph on the “Look Who’s Talking!" worksheet (worksheet is provided) and model how to identify the clues that help me determine the point of view (character’s name is used; narrator knows his thoughts). There is a Teacher’s Answer Guide included in the lesson.
(We) will read the remaining paragraphs on the “Look Who’s Talking!" worksheet and determine the point of view of each paragraph. We will identify and discuss the clues that help us determine the point of view in each paragraph.
(You) will determine the point of view of each paragraph on the “Determine the Point of View” worksheet. You will identify the clues in each paragraph that help you determine the point of view. (Independent Practice is provided.)
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