Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
In novels, authors choose a point of view to use to tell the story. Chapter 1 clearly indicates that After the Dancing Days is written in first person. This lesson will discuss point of view.
1) Class Discussion: What is Point of View? What are four different types of point of view? Explain each type. Which point of view does the author uses in the novel? How would the story be different if another point of view were used in the story? If you were telling the story what point of view would you have used? Why?
2) Groups: Divide the class into groups of three or four. Assign each group a type of point of view. Groups will retell or enact a scene from the novel using either objective, third person, or omniscient point of view.
3) Writing assignment: Rewrite a paragraph from this chapter from an objective...
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