Lesson 1 (from Part 1 Chapter 1 | Part 1 Chapter 2 | Part 1 Chapter 3 | Part 1 Chapter 4)
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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) Class Activities: Have the class define what the first-person and third-person narrative styles are. Make sure that they understand the first person uses "I" and tends to be a narrative form, 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) Class Discussion: 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...
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