Point of View
Task: Explain how point of view is conveyed.
The two major points of view are first-person and third-person.
The first-person point of view is used primarily for autobiographical writing, such as a memoir.
(I, we, me, us)
The narrator is not an active participant in the story.
(He, she, it, they)
Third Person Omniscient (all-knowing)
The narrator, along with knowing the events of the story, knows the thoughts and feelings of the other characters.
Third Person Limited
The narrator focuses on the thoughts and feelings of only one character. We may find an objective report of the events or we may learn of them from the viewpoint of one character. All other characters are seen from the outside only.
Third Person Objective
Narrator tells a story without describing any character's thoughts, opinions, or feelings; instead it gives an objective, unbiased point of view.
You use the second-person point of view to address the reader (You)
Fractured Fairy Tales uses the fairy tales you know and changes the characters, setting, points of view, or plots.
Compare the different points of view using this Interactive Venn Diagram.
The House: An original tale from the lesson author that will help your students further explore differing viewpoints and perspectives.