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Narrative Writing

This prezi will cover the basics of writing a descriptive paragraph across middle school curriculum.

Gina Aaij

on 23 October 2012

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Transcript of Narrative Writing

Writing Organization What is narrative writing? Prewriting With descriptive details the Rubric A way of telling a story. What did you see? What did you hear? What did you feel? Choose details that will bring life to your description Use your senses to help
you choose details What did you learn? Use precise language! The kids ate their candy. The kids rapidly gobbled their piles of delicious candy. Why does "gobbled" create a clearer picture than "ate"? Avoid cliches! 1 : a trite phrase or expression; Also : the idea expressed by it
2 : something (as a menu item) that has become overly familiar or commonplace Her face was as white as snow. He was sick as a dog. Imagine that you are in the painting. What is happening? Similes &
Metaphors Organize events using chronological transitional words Use action verbs and
exciting words! boohooed dictated skedaddled lumbered bellowed Think about a specific event Consider the structure of the paragraph His eyes were like
shining stars as he
gazed into his jack
o' lantern. The feast of candy was a siren's call. In a narrative essay, the writer gives insight into their experience. Chronological Order Get right into the action... There's more than First Second Then Next Finally Consider these eventually previously consequently initially overall subsequently What words would help you relate the experience? You need A beginning Middle and end Writing gets easier with practice! Try new words. Experiment with dialogue.
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