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MYP Unit One: “How I Impact the World” Unit Question: “How do challenges shape us?” Areas of Interaction (AOI): Health & Social , Community & Service

Character and Point –of- View in Non- Fiction

Significant Concepts  Non- fiction can come in many forms: personal narrative, memoir, autobiography, and biography.  Everyone has a story to tell. Personal experiences help our foundations for thought and make us unique.  There are different points-of-view  Injustice, prejudice, and discrimination can come in many shapes and forms.  One person can make a difference.

Point of View: The vantage point from which a story is told.

First- Person  The narrator:  Is a main or minor character in the story  Uses the pronouns “I” and “me”  Shares his/her subjective, or personal, view of other characters and events.  Doesn’t know the thoughts/ feelings of other characters

Third-Person Limited  The narrator:  Is not a characters in the story, but an outside observer  Zooms in on the thoughts and feelings of one character

Point of View 2

Third- Person Omniscient  The narrator:  Is not a character in the story, but an outside observer, whose observations can be objective, or unbiased.  Is “all knowing”- he or she has access to all thoughts/ feelings and opinions to ALL other characters.

Character Traits: Qualities that are used to describe how people look, talk, and act. *Physical Appearance *Speech, Thoughts, & Actions * Other Characters

Character Motivation • The reasons behind the character’s actions.

• Ex: Did the boy go volunteer at the animal shelter because he wanted to help the animals, or because a girl he liked also worked there??

Understanding Motivations: In order to understand the character’s motivations, the reader should consider: 1. The narrator’s direct comments. 2. The characters actions, thoughts, and values. 3. The readers own understanding of emotions that drive human behavior.

Non- Fiction    

Writing that tells us about real people, places, and events. Written to convey factual information Non-fiction is real and can be verified by other sources Examples of Non-fiction writing:       

Newspaper articles Letters Essays Biographies Movie reviews Speeches advertising

Autobiography Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl  A writer’s account of his/her own life  Diary: Popular form of autobiography  Almost always told from 1st person POV  Similar to Memoir  Appeals to the public in a more personalized wayrather than factual or technical

 First Person P.O.V  Uses pronouns “I” and “me”  The narrator only knows his/her thoughts, feelings, and motivations

Non-Fiction- Autobiography

Memoir- a form of autobiographical writing where a writer shares personal experiences & observations of significant events or people. Memoirs usually give insight into the impact of a historical event Textbook example: “My First Free Summer” pg. 116

Biography  A TRUE account of a person’s life, written by another person.  Usually told from THIRD person POV.  Writers researches the subject in order to give accurate information.

 Textbook example: pg. 268

Who is Anne Frank? Key Facts:

 Born June 12, 1929  Jewish  Born in Frankfurt, Germany

 Family moved to the Netherlands, in Amsterdam, when Hitler began to rise to power.  Diary covers approximately 2 years in hiding  Was arrested three days after last diary entry

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