First person narrative in That Eye, the Sky

Lesson pack
First person narrative in That Eye, the Sky
6 lessons
Purpose
Use first person narration to add tension and emotional complexity to a simple plot.
Description
In this course, we model key passages in the opening chapter of Tim Winton's novel, That Eye, the Sky. In this chapter, the narrator watches his father drive to work and then waits for him to return, becoming increasingly afraid that something bad has happened. This course explores key features of first person narrative including limited point of view, internal commentary, and the blending of physical description with emotion and belief. Each lesson models a passage from the chapter, sketching an overall story arc. The language devices are relatively sophisticated, so this course would suit a young adult audience (grades 10-12) or older.
Genre / Topic
First person, Growing up, Foreshadowing
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