Reading Response Exercise #29: Who’s Telling and Why? Narrator Voice

Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes. When you are done, think about what you have read.

Who is the narrator of your reading? Is it first person—“I…” form of telling, second person– “You…” form of telling, or third person—“He or she…” form of telling. What is important to this narrator? What is observed and described, and what is not?

Write or discuss your response.

For Pre-readers: After enjoying a book together, ask your pre-reader what was most important to the point-of-view character in the story. Talk about this and its impact on the story.