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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.
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
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