Ch 8: Point of View in Texts

About This Chapter

Access this chapter at any time to study points of view in fiction and nonfiction texts. The chapter's lessons and assessments can function as effective test preparation tools, professional development resources and independent learning materials.

Point of View in Texts - Chapter Summary

This chapter contains a handful of lessons about point of view in various types of texts. As you work through these engaging lessons, you'll study the first person and third person point of view in fictional texts, as well as points of view related to suspense, humor and the author. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Compare several points of view in fiction
  • Explain how suspense and humor can shape a text's point of view
  • Recognize the point of view and purpose of an informational text
  • Evaluate the point of view of an author

These lessons are designed to be short, informative and entertaining. This simplified instructional approach helps you quickly retain the lesson concepts and enjoy the studying process. If you want to see how well you comprehend the material, be sure to take the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam. Finally, if you have any questions about point of view in texts, feel free to submit them through the Ask the Expert feature.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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