Lesson 1 (from Chapter One)
Narrative voice is the way that the story is told to the reader and is one of the most important parts of a piece of literature. The objective of today's lesson is to better understand the use of narrative voice and narrative point-of-view in a novel. We will identify what narrative voice is used in Eva Luna as well as study what other popular types of narrative voice can be used in fictional novels.
1. Small Group Discussion: Ask the students to break into small groups and discuss Chapter 1, focusing on the narration. What is narration? Who seems to be narrating the story? How, if at all, is the narrator involved in the story?
2. Class Discussion: What do the students think narration is? Explain that there are three main types narrative point of view--first person, second person, and third person. Go into further depth explaining...
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