Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Identify the Narrator(s): CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.6

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Example Question #7 : Reading: Literature

The Cats

Pam and Tom are two cats. They live in the park and watch as the days go by. 

Tom likes to watch the birds fly around the park. He watches them fly up in the tree tops and down to the ground. Tom’s favorite bird is the Blue Jay because he loves the color blue. 

Pam likes to watch the kids play in the park. She watches as a boy goes down the slide and a girl swings on the swing set. Pam’s favorite part about the park is the slide. She is too scared to slide down the slide, but she likes to watch the kids slide down.

Who is telling this story? 

Possible Answers:

The cats

Tom

An unknown narrator 

Pam

Correct answer:

An unknown narrator 

Explanation:

A narrator tells a story. This story is about two cats, Tom and Pam. Someone is telling the reader what Pam and Tom like to do in the park. Pam and Tom are not telling the story because neither of them say "I" in the passage. They are also the cats, so that is not the correct answer. 

We aren't introduced to the person who is telling us about the cats, Tom and Pam, so an unknown narrator is telling the story.

Example Question #2 : Identify The Narrator(S): Ccss.Ela Literacy.Rl.1.6

Fox and Friends

Today, I woke up feeling sad. In a forest full of other animals, I do not have a friend. No one wants to be friends with me because I am a fox. When animals see me coming they run away.

As I walk to the pound, I hear laughing and a lot of splashing. I see a deer and a rabbit playing in the water. The deer is laughing and smiling. He looks very happy.

I decide to hide behind a bush and ask them if I can play. This way they can hear me but not see me. “Can I come play with you?” I yell.

The deer and rabbit look for me, but they cannot see me. The deer says, “Yes, but you have to stop hiding!”

When I come out the rabbit seems scared, but the deer comes straight to me and gives me a big hug. As I play in the pond with my two friends, I feel so happy.

Who is telling the story?

Possible Answers:

The fox

The rabbit 

The forest 

The deer 

Correct answer:

The fox

Explanation:

The person who is telling the story is called a narrator. We learn in the first section of the story that the fox is telling this story. He uses the word "I" and then we find out that he is a fox. 

Today, I woke up feeling sad. In a forest full of other animals, I do not have a friend. No one wants to be friends with me because I am a fox. When animals see me coming they run away.

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