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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.
1. Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More
In this lesson, we will explore point of view in fiction. We will learn about several possible points of view (first person, second person, and third person) and practice identifying them.
2. How Point of View Creates Suspense and Humor
Point of view influences how readers understand literature. In this lesson you'll learn how writers use point of view to create feelings as different as suspense and humor, and you'll be able to test your understanding with a short quiz at the end.
3. Determining Point of View & Purpose in Informational Texts
In informational texts, authors use certain aspects of writing to illustrate their purpose and point of view. In this lesson, you'll look at how to identify both point of view and purpose.
4. Evaluating an Author's Point of View
Two authors have differing opinions on the same topic. Which one should you believe? This lesson details several things to look for when evaluating points of view and forming your own informed decisions.
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- Emergent Reader Support
- Reading Comprehension Strategies for Teachers
- Analyzing & Comprehending Text
- Literary Structure
- Informational Structure
- Integration of Information
- Text Complexity
- Types of Writing & Speeches
- Writing Processes & Development
- Effective Writing
- Digital Tools of Writing
- Research Process
- English Conventions
- Word & Phrase Meaning
- Language Characteristics
- Speaking & Listening Characteristics
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