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Narrative Accounts

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Kylie McCollum

on 6 February 2013

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Ms. McCollum Narrative Accounts: Exploring Perspectives Elements of Narrative Accounts
provides information about events or experiences
distinctive style--include writer's personal observations or feelings.
Style-way of writing
Tone-writer's attitude toward the audience or subject The Narrative Accounts Genre Narrative Accounts are classified as narrative nonfiction, or prose writing
real people, places, objects and events.
must be true.
have elements in common with autobiographies, biographies, journals, diaries, and news stories. Overnight, very
Whitely, discreetly,
Very quietly

Our toes, our noses
Take hold on the loam,
Acquire the air.

Nobody sees us,
Stops us, betrays us;
The small grains make room.

Soft fists insist on
Heaving the needles,
The leafy bedding,

Even the paving.
Our hammers, our rams,
Earless and eyeless, Perfectly voiceless,
Widen the crannies,
Shoulder through holes. We

Diet on water,
On crumbs of shadow,
Bland-mannered, asking

Little or nothing.
So many of us!
So many of us!

We are shelves, we are
Tables, we are meek,
We are edible,

Nudgers and shovers
In spite of ourselves.
Our kind multiplies:

We shall by morning
Inherit the earth.
Our foot's in the door. Read the poem to the left. After, come up with a title that you feel fits the poem. Explain, referencing the poem, how you came up with the title. Warm Up #2 Christopher Columbus pg. 58
from "Journal of the First Voyage to America"

John Smith & William Bradford pg. 68
from "The General History of Virginia"
from "Of Plymouth Plantation" Introduction to Narrative
Authors and Text Columbus Reflective Write
Literary Analysis--#3
Connecting Literary Elements--#6
Recognizing Author's Purpose--#9 (a&b) John Smith Biography
Preface Narrative Account--3rd Person
Partner Text Investigation "The General History of Virginia"
by John Smith Agenda:
-Summarize key/important information from pg. 70-72(before break)
-Respond to Literary Analysis Question pg. 73
-Critical Thinking Questions pg.75
#3 (a &b)
#4 Defend your answer using textual response. Timed Write & Follow-Up Discussion
What differences can you find between the John Smith's account of meeting the Native Americans and the Disney version? William Bradford Biography
from "Of Plymouth Plantation" pg. 76
Tic-Tac-Toe Assignment from "Of Plymouth Plantation" by William Bradford Agenda:
Critical Reading Questions
#3 -a (T.E.) & b
#4-(a & b)
#6 (T.E.) Snowball Write:
Critical Thinking Question pg. 82
Use textual evidence. What is American Literature?
Colonial Literature
New Nation
Literature of Split and Reunited Nation
Turn the Century
Move from agreeable to imagism verse
Dark Human Nature/American Dreams
The Lost Generation
Rebellion against established social, sexual and aesthetic conventions
Realism Review of Thesis Statement
1. A strong thesis statement takes some sort of stand.
2. A strong thesis statement justifies discussion.
3. A strong thesis statement expresses one main idea.
4. A strong thesis statement is specific. Write a thesis statement regarding the concept of perspective, using the Disney video clip and John Smith's journal to support your claim.
Take a stand.
Justify Discussion.
Express one main idea.
Be specific. Warm-Up
If there was a narrative account for every event in history, (both past and present,) what event would you pay to read about? Why? What kind of language would the author use to describe the event? Ex. #1
John Smith utilizes a third-person point-of-view in "The General History of Virginia" to manipulate readers' view of his character.

Ex. #2
Columbus' "The Journal of the First Voyage to America" depicts the European mentality of self-entitlement to uncharted lands and resources.

Ex. #3
Native American myths are foundational stories which were neglected by settlers and, thus, absent from modern American values. Literary Analysis #1 pg. 72
Literary Analysis #2 pg. 73
Critical Reading 3 &4 pg. 75 Warm Up
If there was a narrative account for every event in history, (both past and present,) what event would you pay to read about? Why? What kind of language would the author use to describe the event? Warm Up
Write 13 good reasons to learn another language.
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