Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Third Person Limited Point of View - Section 3: Elaborating and Reasoning


Students had difficulty grasping the differences between third person limited and first person.  During our discussions, students thought that if a character is telling the story, it is the same as limited perspective.  However, we made the distinction that third person is told from a narrator that is not part of the story, but can access the character's mind and see things from his point of view.  The Harry Potter series provide great examples of third person writing as seen through Harry's perspective.  This can be confusing if students only focused on the pronoun "I" or "he" to make their determinations between first person and third person.  Other characteristics of points of view has to also be taken into consideration.  Mostly, students need to focus on who is telling the story and what are the views of the narrator.

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Third Person Limited Point of View

Unit 14: Perspectives
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: SWBAT identify the point of view of the story teller in text.

Big Idea: Who is telling the story? Students analyze whose eyes the reader is looking through.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Reading, third person limited point of view, point of view, perspective
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