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Advantage or Disadvantage
What is it?
First Person or Second Person
Perspective
100

I

First Person or Third Person

First Person

100

First Person

You get to hear the thoughts of the character and see the story from their perspective.

Advantage

100

When a narrator, or outsider, tells the story

First Person or Third Person

Third Person

100

GOOD JOB!!

Bonus Points

100

Perspective is __________ for each person.

Different

200

Me, My

First Person or Third Person

First Person

200

Third-Person

You do not get to understand the main character as deeply.

Disadvantage

200

GOOD JOB!!!!

Bonus Points

200

It should have been a perfect summer. My dad helped me build a tree house in our backyard. My sister was at camp for three whole weeks. And I was on the best baseball team in town.  It should have been a perfect summer. But it wasn’t.

First Person

My, me, our, I

200

What would the perspective for this topic?

Topic: A Rainy Day

A farmer with dry soil

Correct

Not Correct

300

GOOD JOB!!!

Bonus Points

300

Third Person

You get to hear the thoughts of all characters in the story.

Advantage

300

When a character tells the story.

First Person or Third Person

First Person

300

Henry and his brothers and sisters worked in the big house where the master lived. Henry’s master had been good to Henry and his family.

But Henry’s mother knew things could change. “Do you see those leaves blowing in the wind? They are torn from the trees like slave children are torn from their families.”

Third Person

His, refer to main character by name

300

What would the perspective for this topic?

Topic: Basketball player's salary

Player on a NBA Basketball Team

Correct

Not correct

400

He, She

First Person or Third Person

Third Person

400

First Person

You do not get to hear the thoughts of the other characters.

Disadvantage

400

The character's own opinions and feelings affect how the story is told.

First Person or Third Person

First Person

400

     “Who wants to be the first tonight, for feelings?” Jonas’s father asked, at the conclusion of their evening meal.

     It was one of the rituals, the evening telling of feelings. Sometimes Jonas and his sister, Lily, argued over turns, over who would get to go first. Their parents, of course, were par of the ritual; they, too, told their feelings each evening. But like all parents – all adults – they didn’t fight for their turn.

Third Person

They, his, he, him

400

GOOD JOB!!!

Bonus Points

500

They, Them

First Person or Third Person

Third Person

500

GOOD JOB!!!

Bonus Points

500

The reader gets to experience parts of the story, even when the main character isn't present.

First Person or Third Person

Third Person

500

I pulled open the refrigerator and got out the margarine. I unwrapped the sticks and dropped them into the bowl. I mixed and mashed and mixed and mashed until the ingredients disappeared into a paste. It was smooth and pale yellow and smelled like fresh cotton candy at the county fair.

First Person

I

500

What would the perspective for this topic?

Topic: A Rainy Day

A 10 year old who has a championship soccer game

Correct

Not correct

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