1 Prior Knowledge Point of View ◦ The perspective on events of the narrator or a character in a story. Narration ◦ The act of telling a story. Prior Knowledge 2 What is a pronoun? ◦ A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. ◦ Examples: Linda is an excellent ice skater. (No pronoun is used.) She is an excellent skater. (The pronoun “she” replaces “Linda”.) The artists arrived at the gallery. They displayed their work. We went to Roy’s for dinner. It is our favorite restaurant. What is First Person Point of View? First Person Point of View/Narration ◦ The narrator is a character in the story. ◦ He/she can only reveal personal thoughts and feelings, what he/she sees, and what is told by other characters. ◦ Pronouns: I, me, mine, my, we, us, our, ours ◦ Example: I know that I should be happy right now, but our job is still not done. Concept Development 4 Concept Development Third Person Point of View/Narration ◦ The narrator is someone outside the story who describes the thoughts and feelings of the characters. ◦ Pronouns: she, her, hers, he, him, his, it, its, they, them, their, theirs ◦ Example: She turned to her friend and told him their plan.