When we read a story more often than not the story is portrayed through the eyes of a particular character. Often the character is flashing back in time and recounting events. These characters are called narrators. Sometimes the narrator is completely outside of the story itself. Sometimes it is difficult to attain if the narrator has an agenda of their own. This series of worksheets will help you identify the narrator of any work to help them understand who is narrating the story.
When You Are Reading a Story How Do You Identify the Narrator?
Narrative writing is a type of writing in which the author narrates the chain of events. Narrative writings and texts are more interesting and entertaining to read. This is the reason why many kindergarten stories are written in a narrative style. Using this method children develop a special bond with the story. They pay more attention to it. They focus on the details and eventually learn more from the story. However, young minds do not always have the tendency to differentiate between the narrator and other characters of the story. Often times, the narrator is a character from the story. Here are a few ways through which the child can identify the narrator.
The narrator is the storyteller
In order to identify the narrator, one must know who the narrator is and what job does he perform. A narrator of the story is a person who explains the setting and characters of the story. The narrator also describes the chain of events, conflict, and the crisis in an interesting way that grasps the reader's attention.
There are three ways with which a narrator can tell the story. You can ask yourself the following questions to identify the style of the narrator.
Q1. Is the narrator a character from the story?
Q2. Is the narrator only an observer? Is he narrating the story from the outside?
Q3. What pronouns is the narrator using?
The answers to these questions depict the point of view of the narrator. The three-point of views of the narrator are as following.
In the first person narration, the narrator talks about himself. He often uses the pronoun "I", "we", "us" etc. to depict that he was directly involved in the story.
The 2nd person point of view is not that famous, but it uses the pronouns "you" and "yours".
The 3rd person point of view involves pronouns such as "she", "he", "they", etc.