Reflection: Intervention and Extension Second Person Point of View - Section 2: Finding Examples


Students often rely on the more concrete parts of the definition of points of view.  For example, students often rely on the pronouns "you" and "your" to distinguish second person point of view.  However, sometimes the pronouns shift to third person (as when the narrator tells about a character in the story), leading students to get confused.  In this case, students need to apply the full comprehensive definition of point of view, such as the reader is placed directly in the story.  Students need to step back and see whose perspective the story is being told and listen to the voice of the narrator.  These are more abstract skills teachers need to model.  Therefore, I found it useful to drive this point of voice and perspectives by having students cite evidence and supply reasons on a second person graphic organizer.  Furthermore, students used exemplar texts or videos to elaborate on reasons that support the Second Person Perspective.  These visual cues were helpful in translating the abstract to concrete so students better understand the concept.

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Second Person Point of View

Unit 14: Perspectives
Lesson 3 of 7

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

Big Idea: When are you part of the story? Students analyze whose eyes the reader is looking through.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Reading, perspective, point of view, second person point of view
  60 minutes
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