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Reinforcing the Concepts of Style, Tone, and Point of View at Home (Part 4 of 4)

The style of a story is how the author uses different language within the story. Literarydevices.net has a list of the different types of styles that children will see in fiction stories that include examples. This site is designed for parents or older children, but will give you the basic information needed to help your younger child to determine the style of the story

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Elements of Literature (Part 1 of 4)

As your child is reading a story, whether for pleasure or for school, it is important for them to be able to recognize and respond to questions about the elements of literature. Elements of literature include plot, theme, setting, characterization, conflict, mood, style, tone, and point of view. This series will cover the different elements of literature and activities that you can do at

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Point of View: Third-Person Omniscient

Recently, I helped lead a middle school book club to read the popular Holocaust novel, The Book Thief.  This story is told in the third-person omniscient, through the eyes of a narrator that represents “death” or the grim reaper.  He follows the characters all-knowingly throughout the lives and deaths of the various characters in the novel.  While this is a sensitive topic to cover,

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