Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Untitled Prezi

No description
by

Racquel D

on 29 April 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Untitled Prezi

WRITING TO ENTERTAIN:
NARRATIVE WRITING HAPPY WRITING NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exercises Do you notice how brief dialogue was in this story/Do you also notice that it is used by the writer to introduce the conflict?

"Honey, will I pass?" I asked my wife, who was still half asleep on the bed beside me.
"Yes, of course you must," she replied.

Ensure that your dialogue severs a purpose. It can reveal a character’s personality, extend the setting or a specific purpose to fit your story. Each character’s dialogue goes in a separate line. Practice Exercise
Use of Dialogue Exercises Identify the figures of speech used in the story.
Did you find …?
Example 1: The pregnant clouds outside kept out the sunlight. (metaphor)
Example 2: I could weather the weather whatever it was, whether I liked it or not. (pun)
Example 3: It was like salvation to the sinner. (simile)
Example 4: There was a deafening silence. (oxymoron)
There are others for you to find. Identify them. Practice Exercise
Figures of Speech Exercises Re-read the model story before doing the practice exercises. Point and click on the Model Story button to the left.
To return to this slide, point and click on the Exercises button to the left. Practice Exercises Model Story I know that you may be thinking that there is no resolution but remember that life does not always have a neatly packaged ending! The writer provides “nice suspense” at the end of the story. You will however agree that the story is complete and the suspense makes the story even more interesting. Therefore, there is a resolution! Resolution? Model Story Where would we find the resolution? Resolution Model Story Where would we find the climax? Practice Exercise Model Story Where in the story are we introduced to the conflict? Practice Exercise Model Story Challenge yourself-Test your learning.


Where in the story was the exposition? PRACTICE EXERCISE Model Story Go to the next slide to read a story written by a fifth form student under examination conditions.
What do you think of his exposition? Introduction to Model Story A story is a series of events arranged to elicit (remember to use your dictionary and thesaurus in building your vocabulary) the readers’ interest. The story can be shared from the first person point of view where the narrator is the main character in the story with he or she being integrally involved in the story and uses the pronoun “ I”
OR
You could decide to use of the third person point of view where the storyteller/ narrator is not a character in the story but an observer of the events as they occur and shares the story.

Tip! Examine the stimulus given carefully to decide your narrative perspective. Think carefully how the narrative perspective will help you to better tell the story. Narrative Perspective Storyline Additionally you get to decide who will tell your story. Do you want to be the main person in your story and tell it? Do you wish to observe someone else and tell the story? This is called the Narrative Perspective. Creating Storylines Storyline You have 450 words (about two pages) to develop a storyline.
A storyline is a problem that a character faces that needs to be solved. Use the following techniques:
Exposition - where you describe the setting and introduce the main character (no more than two paragraphs)
A character may have a problem (conflict) with himself/herself, others or nature. You get to decide!
A problem which heightens as the character develops (plot development)
Tension mounts as your readers wonder what will happen to your main character (climax)
A solution surfaces just at the point where it seems that your character will be defeated or something really unusual (but believable!) happens.
Your character accepts the outcome (resolution). Your outcome does not have to be nice and neatly wrapped up. Life is not often like that! Creating Storylines Introduction By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to:
1. Use your experiences creatively.
2. Develop storylines.
3. Develop the ability to share real and imagined experiences creatively.
4. Develop the ability to use language with precision, clarity, and grammatical correctness.
5. Use figurative language.
6. Organise and sequence ideas to communicate emotional and imaginative interpretation of experiences. Objectives Introduction Your diction can make quite a difference to the improvement of your writing skills. Diction is simply a writer’s choice of words. Your choice of one word instead of another can significantly improve the level of your writing.
Keep your dictionary and thesaurus as two of your best friends! Introduction Introduction Short Story writing may seem like a daunting task to you but you will find that it is quite manageable if you remember that the main aim is for you to share with your reader your creativity and appreciation for life through a story. With planning and practice, you will have so much fun that you will wonder what you had been scared about! Introduction Click here to go to first slide of each topic. “Don’t wait for your boat of success to come in, row out to meet it.”
Yes you can! Presenter: Ms. R. Douglas Items: 1 2 3 Exercises “Suddenly the car did a high speed u-turn and roared off. The driver must have smelled a rat.”

Write a story which includes these words. Go right ahead! Item 3 Items: 1 2 3 Exercises “His mother looked him full in the eye and asked, are you sure that is all?”

Write a story which ends with the statement above. Go right ahead! Item 2 Exercises “The day had come. Everything was ready. All the waiting and preparation was over. Suddenly –Boom! BOOM! BOOM! Three terrific explosions!”

Write a story beginning with these words. Go right ahead! Item 1 Model Story The Hope of Ancestors.
Two months later, I sat in my living room. The result would be communicated via the telephone. It was the day of reckoning. Who wanted it more? I sat with the phone in my hand. My heart was beating: thump! I thought my wife could hear it. My children sat with my wife and I on the bed. The phone was to ring anytime now. There was a deafening silence. We were all nervous. Instead of rain today however, the sun blazed in the blue skies above. It was element weather. Was it signifying success or was it failure? I did not know, we did not know. All they knew and I know was that our life depended on it. I suddenly remembered the vows I had made on my wedding day. If I failed, would we have to get a divorce?" For better or worse…! I was nervous. Ring! Ring! The phone rang once. It rang again. That was it.

Written by: Sheldon Young (5M), Glenmiur High School, 2008
Model Short Story Model Story The Hope of Ancestors.
I arrived at the examination centre early that morning. I sat and watched my "opponents." The examination began. Everything was anxious except me - I was confident. I knew that I should pass; I must. Throughout the five hours that the exam lasted everyone looked into the eye of whomever they could. In those eyes was the look of dare. Those examinations decided your destiny, your fate. So in that room friends became enemies. Only one person would get through to study law; one of about seventy persons. I fought the battle with the papers. I demanded that post. Duty demanded it. It was like salvation to the sinner. It was like food to the starving man. Poverty was nothing anyone desired. You could be free yet incarcerated because of poverty. That exam was the verdict. The post was for the person who wanted it the most. Ting-a-ling-a-ling! The bell signaled the end of the battle. I had fought it well. Model Short Story Model Story 1 2 3 The Hope of Ancestors.
The pregnant clouds outside kept out the sunlight. The morning was bleak and the sky overcast. It was not surprising when the clouds gave birth to heavy droplets of water which hit against the rusty zinc. Clink! Clink! The weather outside opposed my mood, yet I was happy. It was the morning my ancestors and my generation had waited for. I was the one. I was to recover lost hope although the weather demanded laziness; I was in the mood to work. I was joyful, hopeful and felt the strength that would enable me to move mountains. Generations had fought before the fight I was to fight to bring back respect and hope to my family. "Honey, will I pass?" I asked my wife, who was still half asleep on the bed beside me. "Yes, of course you must," she replied. It was one of those precocious flairs. I had developed as a result of my humble beginning: I could weather the weather whatever it was, whether I liked it or not. Could I do it this morning? Model Short Story Check your story against each story element first! TIP! Share your story outline with everyone. Remember to share Climax Model Story The Hope of Ancestors.
Two months later, I sat in my living room. The result would be communicated via the telephone. It was the day of reckoning. Who wanted it more? I sat with the phone in my hand. My heart was beating: thump! I thought my wife could hear it. My children sat with my wife and I on the bed. The phone was to ring anytime now. There was a deafening silence. We were all nervous. Instead of rain today however, the sun blazed in the blue skies above. It was element weather. Was it signifying success or was it failure? I did not know, we did not know. All they knew and I know was that our life depended on it. I suddenly remembered the vows I had made on my wedding day. If I failed, would we have to get a divorce?" For better or worse…! I was nervous. Ring! Ring! The phone rang once. It rang again. That was it. Model Short Story Model Story 1 2 3 The Hope of Ancestors.
Two months later, I sat in my living room. The result would be communicated via the telephone. It was the day of reckoning. Who wanted it more? I sat with the phone in my hand. My heart was beating: thump! I thought my wife could hear it. My children sat with my wife and I on the bed. The phone was to ring anytime now. There was a deafening silence. We were all nervous.
Instead of rain today however, the sun blazed in the blue skies above. It was element weather. Was it signifying success or was it failure? I did not know, we did not know. All they knew and I know was that our life depended on it. I suddenly remembered the vows I had made on my wedding day. If I failed, would we have to get a divorce?" For better or worse…! I was nervous. Ring! Ring! The phone rang once. It rang again. That was it. Model Short Story – The Resolution
Model Story 1 2 3 The Hope of Ancestors.
Two months later, I sat in my living room. The result would be communicated via the telephone. It was the day of reckoning. Who wanted it more? I sat with the phone in my hand. My heart was beating: thump! I thought my wife could hear it. My children sat with my wife and I on the bed. The phone was to ring anytime now. There was a deafening silence. We were all nervous. Instead of rain today however, the sun blazed in the blue skies above. It was element weather. Was it signifying success or was it failure? I did not know, we did not know. All they knew and I know was that our life depended on it. I suddenly remembered the vows I had made on my wedding day. If I failed, would we have to get a divorce?" For better or worse…! I was nervous. Ring! Ring! The phone rang once. It rang again. That was it. Model Short Story – The Climax
Model Story 1 2 3 The Hope of Ancestors.
I arrived at the examination centre early that morning. I sat and watched my "opponents." The examination began. Everything was anxious except me - I was confident. I knew that I should pass; I must. Throughout the five hours that the exam lasted everyone looked into the eye of whomever they could. In those eyes was the look of dare. Those examinations decided your destiny, your fate. So in that room friends became enemies. Only one person would get through to study law; one of about seventy persons. I fought the battle with the papers. I demanded that post. Duty demanded it. It was like salvation to the sinner. It was like food to the starving man. Poverty was nothing anyone desired. You could be free yet incarcerated because of poverty. That exam was the verdict. The post was for the person who wanted it the most. Ting-a-ling-a-ling! The bell signaled the end of the battle. I had fought it well. Model Short Story – The Conflict
Model Story 1 2 3 The Hope of Ancestors.
The pregnant clouds outside kept out the sunlight. The morning was bleak and the sky overcast. It was not surprising when the clouds gave birth to heavy droplets of water which hit against the rusty zinc. Clink! Clink! The weather outside opposed my mood, yet I was happy. It was the morning my ancestors and my generation had waited for. I was the one. I was to recover lost hope although the weather demanded laziness; I was in the mood to work. I was joyful, hopeful and felt the strength that would enable me to move mountains. Generations had fought before the fight I was to fight to bring back respect and hope to my family. "Honey, will I pass?" I asked my wife, who was still half asleep on the bed beside me. "Yes, of course you must," she replied. It was one of those precocious flairs. I had developed as a result of my humble beginning: I could weather the weather whatever it was, whether I liked it or not. Could I do it this morning? Model Short Story - The Exposition BEGIN Storyline you cannot change any word in the stimulus to suit your purposes! TIP! The stimulus is embodied in the sentences and instructions given which then “stimulates” the idea that forms the basis for your story. Please remember that you must follow the instructions that you are given and that you cannot and you cannot change any of the words in the stimulus. You can be asked to write a story beginning, ending or including a particular stimulus.
Sample Stimulus
“The phone rang once and stopped. It rang again. This was it now.”
Write a story which includes these sentences.
When you get to the model story, you will note how it stimulated an idea for the writer and that none of the original wording was changed. Stimulus Show example. Example: The phone was to ring anytime now. There was a deafening silence. We were all nervous. Exercises Do you notice the sentence structure used by the writer as the climax approaches? Did you notice that the writer employed the use of short, simple sentences which helped the tension to mount? Practice Exercise
Sentence Structure complex sentence compound sentence The Hope of Ancestors.
The pregnant clouds outside kept out the sunlight. The morning was bleak and the sky overcast. It was not surprising when the clouds gave birth to heavy droplets of water which hit against the rusty zinc. Clink! Clink! The weather outside opposed my mood, yet I was happy. It was the morning my ancestors and my generation had waited for. I was the one. I was to recover lost hope although the weather demanded laziness; I was in the mood to work. I was joyful, hopeful and felt the strength that would enable me to move mountains. Generations had fought before the fight I was to fight to bring back respect and hope to my family. "Honey, will I pass?" I asked my wife, who was still half asleep on the bed beside me. "Yes, of course you must," she replied. It was one of those precocious flairs. I had developed as a result of my humble beginning: I could weather the weather whatever it was, whether I liked it or not. Could I do it this morning? Model Short Story
Highlighting Complex and Compound Sentences Click the next button to see sentences highlighted in the story. Show examples. Example 1: It was not surprising when the clouds gave birth to heavy droplets of water which hit against the rusty zinc. (complex sentence)
Example 2: I was joyful, hopeful and felt the strength that would enable me to move mountains. (compound sentence) Exercises Questions and Feedback
Do you notice the structure of the sentences used in the exposition? You will note that the writer mainly uses compound and complex sentences as he introduces the main character and details the setting. This sentence structure helps to expose the exposition (all puns intended!). Practice Exercise
Sentence Structure Resolution Exposition Climax Conflict Story Elements This shows how the conflict is resolved or how the problem is solved. Resolution Resolution Exposition Climax Conflict Story Elements The climax is the highest point of tension when the readers wonders what will become of the main character or how the main character will respond as the crisis mounts Climax Resolution Exposition Climax Conflict Story Elements In the same way that you face challenges, your main character must face a challenge that needs to be solved. As this is a short story, ensure that your character faces ONE significant challenge Conflict See Handout for an explanation Story Elements Resolution Exposition Climax Conflict Story Elements MORE Resolution Exposition Climax Conflict Story Elements The EXPOSITION exposes (no pun intended) the time and place of action to the (setting) and provides a smooth introduction to the main character. You will note that there is a contrast between nature and the feelings of the main character who made the decision that his mood would not be influenced by the weather. Exposition MORE Resolution Exposition Climax Conflict Story Elements As this is a short story, do not vary your setting too much. Keep your setting stable and use figurative language and vivid descriptions to make your story memorable.
Figures of speech also termed figurative language gives life to the mundane. It is language that is used in a non-literal sense, adding “spice” to written and spoken language. Figurative writing helps the creation in our minds based on symbolic representations.
Research all the figures of speech. Some are given on the next slide. See how many others you can find and use. The aim is for you to KNOW and USE these various figures of speech in making language vivid. Exposition:
Figures of Speech MORE Resolution Exposition Climax Conflict Story Elements Your story must also take place somewhere. Your job is to make both the character and the setting real for the reader.
This is the first section of your story and is known as the exposition.
This is a short story so you must limit the number of characters. Suggestion-no more that three characters (inclusive of the main character).
Allow your character to use brief dialogue in conversation. Exposition:
Characters and Characterization MORE Resolution Exposition Climax Conflict Story Elements Choose a morning. Go outside and look at the scenery.
What would you tell someone about the day?
What kind of person would take the time to view the scenery?
What could prevent someone from even noticing the scenery? Exposition:
Setting MORE Resolution Exposition Climax Conflict Story Elements What is meant by mood? You can use word choice (diction) and description to create mood in your story. The words that you use help to create certain effects. There are a variety of words that can express a variety of emotions. As you write (and read) a story you may feel happy, sad, lively, angry ecstatic, light-hearted, buoyant, serious, grave reflective, pensive and other moods! A character can be simply a person just like you who face many of life's challenges. A character could also be an extra-terrestrial figment of your imagination! Your character may react to life's varied challenges in different way and may also be affected by his/her/its mood . Exposition:
Characters and Characterization Exposition Click to review story elements. = + + + STORY Resolution Climax + Setting Conflict Character Exercises Instructions
Try brainstorming the story topics on the next three slides and share your story with your friends and your teacher.
Your answer to this section must be between 400-450 words in length. You must write in Standard English. It is however admissible to use dialect in brief conversation.
Ensure that your story has the four main aspects of a story! Your Time to Write Story Elements These elements comprise the plot of your story ! Exposition Click to see elements. = + + + STORY Resolution Climax + Setting Conflict Character Whether in rivers, lakes, seas or oceans, water is a liquid with the formula H20,- two hydrogen elements and one oxygen. Wherever in the world you go water is- WATER!
Similarly, when writing a story there are essential elements which make your story -a STORY! Elements of a Story Answer true or false to the following questions True False False True False True False True Resolution must be neat. Conflict can be internal, external, with nature Exposition is used anywhere in story writing. Figures of speech are used mainly when speaking. Review – True or False? MORE Resolution Exposition Climax Conflict Story Elements irony pun sarcasm allusion analogy personification metaphor simile alliteration Can you define each of the figure of speech below? Examples of Figures of Speech
Full transcript