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Point of View (Grade 7)

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Point of View

1. 
What point of view is represented in this sentence?

"Add a hat, a hood, goggles, and boots and you're ready."



2. 
Change this passage to first person point of view.

Anthony's pet rabbit had ten babies. He had already sold seven of them to kids in his neighborhood. He was charging $2 for each rabbit. Anthony has three left to sell.





3. 
The narrator zooms in on the thoughts and feelings of just one character.
  1. second person
  2. first person
  3. third person omniscient
  4. third person limited
4. 
What is the difference between third person limited point of view and third person omniscient point of view?




5. 
On the line above, change the following sentence to first person point of view.
Clayton climbed into the small sailboat and sailed to the imaginary starting line.




6. 
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

At dawn, Mae Tuck set out on her horse for the wood at the edge of the village of Treegap. She was going there, as she did once every ten years, to meet her two sons, Miles and Jesse, and she was feeling at ease. At noon time, Winnie Foster, whose family owned the Treegap wood, lost her patience at last and decided to think about running away.

Identify the point of view in the passage above.
  1. first-person
  2. second-person
  3. third-person limited
  4. third-person omniscient
7. 
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Leslie sat in front of Paul. She had two long, brown pigtails that reached all the way down to her waist. Paul saw those pigtails, and a terrible urge came over him. He wanted to pull a pigtail. He wanted to wrap his fist around it, feel the hair between his fingers, and just yank. He thought it would be fun to tie the pigtails together, or better yet, tie them to her chair. But most of all, he just wanted to pull one.

Identify the point of view in the passage above.
  1. first-person
  2. second-person
  3. third-person limited
  4. third-person omniscient
8. 
Which pronoun will the narrator not use in third person?
  1. he
  2. we
  3. they
  4. them
9. 
Last summer, I wanted a new bike. I also wanted some new shoes. "Luis, we can't buy everything, " my dad said. "Money doesn't grow on trees." My dad told me they had to pay for food and bills first. Despite my frustration,I decided to work to make the money. I painted Mr. Marroquin's fence. I got Mr. Dunbar's car squeaky-clean. It was the cleanest it had ever been. It took a long time, but I made enough money for my bike and shoes.

The reader can tell that this story is written from a first-person point of view because...
  1. There is only one character
  2. There is a lesson to learn
  3. It is a fictional story
  4. The narrator tells what he experienced
10. 
The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum

The Scarecrow found a tree full of nuts and filled Dorothy's basket with them, so that she would not be hungry for a long time. She thought this was very kind and thoughtful of the Scarecrow, but she laughed heartily at the awkward way in which the poor creature picked up the nuts. His padded hands were so clumsy that he dropped almost as many as he put in the basket. But the Scarecrow did not mind how long it took him to fill the basket, for it enabled him to keep away from the fire, as he feared a spark might get into his straw and burn him up.

Identify the point of view in the passage above.
  1. first-person
  2. second-person
  3. third-person limited
  4. third-person omniscient
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