Point of View 5th Grade

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point of view

point of view

vantage point from which the story is being told -- who is telling the story

1st person

the narrator is a character in the story; uses pronouns such I, my, we, and us

3rd person limited

Story is told through the eyes of one character; uses pronouns such as he, she, it, and they.

3rd person omniscient

Narrator is able to see all characters' point of view. Reader knows every character's inner thoughs and feelings. Uses pronouns such as he, she, it, and they

3rd person objective

The reader doesn't know any character's thoughts or feelings. You only know what they say and do. Uses pronouns such as he, she, it, and they

3rd person objective

Little Red Riding Hood opened the door to Grandma's room and stepped inside. She sniffed lightly. She squinted at Grandma. "Hello, my dear. Come closer." Grandma patted the bedspread beside her.

3rd person limited

Little Red Riding Hood opened the door to Grandma's room and stepped inside. She sniffed lightly. There was a strange smell in the room that she didn't like. She squinted at Grandma. Why was the room so dark?"Hello, my dear. Come closer." Grandma patted the bedspread beside her. Grandma's voice was huskier than normal. Well, she was sick, after all. Little Red moved closer to the bed until she could see Grandma. What was wrong with Grandma's eyes?

3rd person omniscient

Little Red Riding Hood opened the door to Grandma's room and stepped inside. She sniffed lightly. There was a strange smell in the room that she didn't like. She squinted at Grandma. Why was the room so dark?

"Hello, my dear. Come closer." The Wolf patted the bedspread beside him. The girl needed to be closer so she couldn't avoid the attack. The wolf's mouth watered in anticipation of this juicy snack.

Grandma's voice was huskier than normal. Well, she was sick, after all

1st person

I opened the door to Grandma's room and stepped inside. I sniffed slightly and squinted at Grandma. "Hello, my dear. Come closer." Grandma patted the bedspread beside her.

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