It is important to understand the difference between a protagonist and an antagonist. A protagonist is the character that drives the story and has to climb the mountain so to speak. The antagonist is the character who creates a problem for the protagonist. Generally, the readers like the protagonist and dislike the antagonist.
Now, along with knowing the characters of a story it is also important to understand point of view.
EQ: How to identify the point of view in a story, and understand how that affects the meaning of a text?
**Students will write the following definitions in their vocabulary notebooks.**
Every story has a narrator.
- A narrator is the speaker who tells the story to the reader.
- The two main types of narration are first person point of view and third person point of view.
- A first-person narrator is a character within the story, speaking from his or her own point of view and using pronouns I, me, and my.
- A third person narrator is an unnamed story teller who is not part of the story. The pronouns used are he, she, and it, along with other possessives.
- A second person narrator will talk to the audience directly, using you to address the reader. This type of narration is often used in giving instructions.
**Students will fill in the graph while watching the following video clips. I will prompt them through it, and use the elements from the clips that I find most useful.**
Find the graph at the following link:
List of Clips:
Summarize: Students will have to write a paragraph summary of the three types of narration to turn into me.
Application: Students will have to pick a strip of paper out of a hat. The strip will have either first-person narrator, second-person narrator, or third person narrator. Students will have to write a story based off the selected point of view.
I will have a few writing samples on hand if needed for the students to look at, if needed.