Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Chapter 1: The purpose of this lesson is to study how stories in the first person and third person differ, and what difference it makes to the reader.
1) Have the class define what the first person and third person narrative styles are. Make sure that they understand the first person uses "I," while the third person uses the "he/she" pronouns. Then have the class brainstorm about what types of words are best used in each style.
2) Ask the class to think back to the news reports they heard about the Presidential election, and anything they might have seen or heard on the tv/radio/internet. Ask them if the majority of the information was in the first or third person. Ask them which one was more persuasive - hearing the candidate speak in the first person or hearing/reading the media's interpretation in third person...
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