Grade 3 Reading Literature - Third Person Narrative
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Grade 3 Reading Literature - Third Person Narrative

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When you read a story, there are characters and there is also a narrator. The narrator tells you what is happening but you don’t know who they are or what they look like. Any stories with a narrator are called third person narrative. This means the story isn’t from one point of view but from many.

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1.
Sally walked up to the fence. The angry dog jumped out at her. It was growling and barking.
What would be the point of view for these sentences above and picture below for a small girl?
She would let the dog out of the fence.
She would cry and back away from the dog.
She would ask her mom for a dog just like that one.
She would go up to the dog and pet it.
In most cases, a small girl would be scared of the dog and would move away from it.
2.
Which sentence is not written in third person narrative?
They closed the door and crept up the stairs.
"I want to eat that," he said.
"Let me try," demanded Emma.
I will never let you look after my dog again.
If a character is speaking, you can use 'I' but if it is the narrator or story teller, then you can't.
3.
An old woman fell down in the park. No one is around her.
What would be the point of view for these sentences above and the picture below for most people?
Most people would want to help the old woman.
Most people would be angry at the old woman.
Most people would be happy for the old woman.
Most people would not want to help the old woman.
When an older woman is in distress, many people would want to help her.
4.
Which answer is written in third person?
I opened the door and looked around the kitchen to see three empty bowls and three broken chairs.
They opened the door and I looked around the kitchen to see three empty bowls and three broken chairs.
They opened the door and looked around the kitchen to see three empty bowls and three broken chairs.
They opened the door and looked around the kitchen and I saw three empty bowls and three broken chairs.
Remember, you will only use the word 'I' when a character is speaking.
5.
Which answer is written in third person?
All he ever wanted was to be a real boy and not have any strings.
All I ever wanted was to be a real boy and not have any strings.
All he ever wanted was to be a real boy and I didn't want any strings.
"I want to be a real boy" I said.
The last answer would be correct if it said 'he said' instead of 'I said'.
6.
Which answer is written in third person?
"I know magic," I shouted with joy.
"I know magic," he shouted with joy.
I know magic.
My friend knows magic.
The most famous magician of all time was called Harry Houdini.
7.
Which answer is written in third person?
"I can't find my dog," I said.
The man sat down and I had some dinner.
That's my dog, I said.
"I can't find my dog," said the man.
Even though the word 'I' is in the sentence, it is the character speaking, not the narrator.
8.
Which answer is written in third person?
I was playing the video game when a sudden flash appeared on the screen. The lights dimmed and I was sucked into the television.
He was playing the video game when a sudden flash appeared on the screen. The lights dimmed and I was sucked into the television.
He was playing the video game when a sudden flash appeared on the screen. The lights dimmed and he was sucked into the television.
He was playing the video game when a sudden flash appeared on the screen. The lights dimmed and my body was sucked into the television.
The first video game was made in 1958 and called Tennis for Two.
9.
Children would love to visit this house.
What would be the point of view for this sentence above and the picture below for most children?
Children would feel sad about visiting this house.
Children would enjoy visiting this house.
Children would love to visit this house, but adults would not.
Children would be scared to visit this house.
Many children would be fearful of this dark and scary house.
10.
Which answer is written in third person?
Dear Diary, today was amazing. I won the tennis tournament, got a certificate for my English homework and won a dance competition!
Dear Diary, today was amazing. She won the tennis tournament, got a certificate for my English homework and won a dance competition!
Today was amazing. She won the tennis tournament, got a certificate for my English homework and won a dance competition!
Today was amazing. She won the tennis tournament, got a certificate for her English homework and won a dance competition!
Although this diary entry is in third person narrative, you should always use first person narrative when writing a diary.
Author:  Finola Waller

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