Grade 1 Reading Literature - Story Narrator
Learn about narration in this enjoyable Grade 1 English quiz.

Grade 1 Reading Literature - Story Narrator

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The narrator of a story is the person who is telling the story. However, in other parts of the story, the story may be coming from the viewpoint of other characters. It is important to determine the point of view of a story. Students will begin to understand characterization. In this quiz, the students will figure out who is telling this part of the story.

Story 1 - Sinking Boat

The boat sailed into the sea. Then the man and boy saw a hole in the boat. Water came into the boat. “The boat is sinking,” the man said.

“We need to get the water out of the boat,” the boy said. The boy was scared. The man grabbed a bucket. He put the bucket into the water. The water was in the bottom of the boat. He dumped the water out.

The boy thought, I hope we don’t sink.

Story 2 - Sick Birthday

It was my birthday. I was turning 6 years old, but I woke up feeling bad. My head hurt. I didn’t want to be sick on my birthday, but I was. I stayed in bed all day. There was nothing I could do. I was sick. Mom made me a cake. She let me eat some of it. I also got to open my presents.

“I hope you feel better,” Mom said.

“Thanks,” I said.

Dad came home. He didn’t know I was sick. “I got you a puppy. I know that will make you happy on your birthday.” Dad said to me.

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1.
Read Story 1 - Sinking Boat above.
Who is telling this part of the story?
The boat sailed into the sea.
Narrator.
The man.
The boy.
The boat.
No one is saying this statement or thinking it. It is the narrator's or author's words.
2.
Read Story 1 - Sinking Boat above.
Who is telling this part of the story?
''The boat is sinking.''
Narrator.
The man.
The boy.
The boat.
The man said these words so this is from his point of view.
3.
Read Story 1 - Sinking Boat above.
Who is telling this part of the story?
He put the bucket into the water.
Narrator.
The man.
The boy.
The boat.
The narrator tells what happened including what the characters did.
4.
Read Story 1 - Sinking Boat above.
Who is telling this part of the story?
''We need to get the water out of the boat.''
Narrator.
The man.
The boy.
The boat.
The boy is the person who stated this so it is his viewpoint.
5.
Read Story 1 - Sinking Boat above.
Who is telling this part of the story?
I hope we don't sink.
Narrator.
The man.
The boy.
The boat.
These are the boy's thoughts so this is his viewpoint.
6.
Read Story 2 - Sick Birthday above.
Who is telling this part of the story?
I woke up feeling bad.
Narrator.
Mom.
Dad.
The puppy.
The narrator who is the sick person is thinking these words.
7.
Read Story 2 - Sick Birthday above.
Who is telling this part of the story?
''I hope you feel better.''
Narrator.
Mom.
Dad.
The puppy.
The mother said this to her child so this would be from her viewpoint.
8.
Read Story 2 - Sick Birthday above.
Who is telling this part of the story?
''I got you a puppy.''
Narrator.
Mom.
Dad.
The puppy.
The father said these words to his child, so this is from his viewpoint.
9.
Read Story 2 - Sick Birthday above.
Who is telling this part of the story?
She let me eat some of it.
Narrator.
Mom.
Dad.
The puppy.
The narrator or child is thinking this so this is from her viewpoint.
10.
Read Story 2 - Sick Birthday above.
Who is telling this part of the story?
''Thanks.''
Narrator.
Mom.
Dad.
The puppy.
The narrator or child is saying this to her mother so this is from her viewpoint.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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