Assist students in creating a visual to use as an aid in determining point of view. Create a line to demonstrate the distance between the narrator and the reader with third-person limited closer to the narrator and third-person omniscient further from the narrator. Have students read a text and identify the point of view as well as evidence in the text that leads the reader to the conclusion.
Students are expected to think critically about a text in order to determine the author’s choices in using literary devices, such as point of view, to produce a given effect on the reader and to communicate a particular detail or message. Additionally, students determine the difference between omniscient and limited point of view. It is important for students to develop knowledge of a variety of literary devices. This activity can be completed with multiple literary devices.