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What is a narrative?

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Nicole Spaeth

on 7 October 2013

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What is a narrative?
Fictional Narrative and its parts
Make up interesting characters.Create a conflict, a problem the characters must overcome or solve. Tell whether the characters succeed or fail.

Major characters:
who the story is mostly about.
Example: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger
Minor characters:
have small parts or roles.
For example, Mrs. Weasley or Ron's twin brothers
Main character/protagonist:
the character doing most of the action or the "good guy" (Harry Potter)

the character who is against the protagonist or the "villain" (Voldemort)
Name one new thing you learned about narratives today....
Narrative writing

is a story that tells about people or animals doing something at some time and place.
For example: Franz and I walked through the crowd on November 9, 1989 in West Berlin.

Use the above sentence to complete the chart in your note catcher.
Six parts of a fictional narrative:
1. Characters
2. Dialogue
3. Setting
4. Plot
5. Point of View
6. Beginnings, Transitions, and Endings
is when characters in the story talk to one another. This often reveals character traits about a character.

For example:
"Guess what day it is?" the camel yelled as he walked through the office.
"It's hump day," Leslie responded without enthusiasm.
Excited someone finally answered his question, the camel shouted, "Hump day! Woot woot!"
Setting is
a story takes place.
Setting could include:
-time period (1940s?)
-Weather (rainy)
-time of day (night)
-geography (tiny village in Italy)
-scene (in the backyard)
-specific day (Halloween)

A plot line has an exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

All plots center around a conflict (problem) that the main character(s) have to resolve.
Point of View
Point of view refers to how the author of a story speaks to a reader.

Point of view lets readers know from whose eyes the events are viewed or told.

The point of view can be 1st person, 2nd person, or 3rd person.
Beginnings, transitions and endings
hook the readers by introducing setting, character, and conflict.

lead the reader through a sequence of events and the passage of time.

reveal how a conflict is resolved and sometimes teaches a lesson.
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