Who do you see in the picture to the left?
Some describe an old women looking down, others describe a young girl looking over her right shoulder.
There are many different ways or points of view for looking at things. Varied points of view is an important idea writers consider when conveying a story to their readers.
Literature provides a lens through which readers view the world. Point of view is the way authors allows readers to "see" and "hear" what is going on. A reader's attention can be fixed to a specific detail, opinion, or emotion when the author manipulates the point of view of a story.
To reinforce this skill, students worked in small groups to analyze traditional tales told from two different points of view. 4PA shared their findings with one another, noting how the point of view impacted their traditional tale. Groups presented specific similarities and significant differences they observed and evaluated the changes that occurred with other literary elements, such as setting, plot development, and theme.
Interested in viewing one of the fractured fairy tales we explored this week? Take a peek at the video below of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka. Which point of view do you think this story is told?