Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 and 2)
Chapters 1 and 2
The point-of-view is very important to a story. The objective of this lesson is to understand point-of-view and why an author chooses a particular point-of-view for a novel.
1) Partner Project: Define the following points-of-view, and write sentences offering examples of each style: First person, third person omniscient, third person limited, third person dramatic, and second person.
2) Small Group Project: Identify the point-of-view at the very beginning of the book. How do you know it is this point-of-view? When does the point-of-view shift (at the end of the first chapter)? What point was the author trying to make with the shift in point-of-view? Did it make an impact on you as a reader? Why or why not?
3) Class Project: Divide the class into four groups. Have each group re-write the first chapter of the story. One group should rewrite it in complete first person...
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