Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Third Person Objective - Section 2: Current Events: Writing Objectively


My students had a difficult time understanding the concept of third person objective as it relates to literary text.  So, I decided to show this perspective primarily through informational text in this first lesson on the topic.  Since current events apply to real world situations and students are familiar with scientific reports from our work in science class, I decided to scaffold instruction by building from their prior knowledge.  Reporting facts as you hear and see them is tied to objective perspective. Making that connection seem to increase student understanding.

Another way to clarify third person objective POV is to show examples and non-examples. A non-example could be showing the third person limited.  This way, students can compare and contrast the different types of perspectives.

  Bring in Informational Text Examples
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Bring in Informational Text Examples
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Third Person Objective

Unit 14: Perspectives
Lesson 4 of 7

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

Big Idea: Who is telling the story? How does the narrator's perspective influence the meaning of the story?

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