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Narrative Writing

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Jessica Settles

on 27 November 2012

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Transcript of Narrative Writing

Purpose and Audience Methods Show, Don't Tell
~Let the reader see, hear, smell, taste and feel what you are talking about instead of saying "It was so cold".

Let People Talk! ~ Dialogue
~Include dialogue in your essay between characters

Point of View
~ Tell your story from a chosen perspective.

Tense
~ Choose past vs. present tense. Which tense would make your essay more appealing to a reader?

Tone
~What is the overall mood of your essay? Consider word choice. Structure Assignment Process Introduction: Your narrative essay should have an introduction. You should begin to talk about your incident and introduce the characters and setting.

Body: The body paragraphs recreate the incident with specific details. Make sure you clarify the incident.


Conclusion: Reflect on the outcome of the event and how you feel about it. Choose one of the following topics and write a 3-4 page narrative essay
on a personal experience. Utilize the notes to write your essay. You will
be participating in peer editing as well as teacher-student editing. Use the narratives we read in class as a guideline. Also, use the graphic organizer as a helpful tool. This needs to be turned in attached to your essay. This can all be found on the website.

1) Family Historical Artifact/Photo
2) Birth/Death
3) Favorite Day/Worst Day
4) Childhood/Present Event
5)Traveling
6) Personal Struggle
7) Personal Achievement Chronological Approach
Start from the beginning to the present day.

Flashback Sequence
Moving back and forth in time, flashing back to the past and then to the future or present.

Reflective Mode
Reflecting back on an event. Narrative Writing A Guide of Tips for Narrative Writing Purpose: You are sharing a personal experience from your own life with your audience. You want to put the reader into the middle of whatever is going on in your story. You are making the reader live through your experience.


Audience: Consider who your audience is and bring them on a journey through your personal experience. You are trying to make the audience laugh, cry, and be able to feel what it felt like to be there, in that moment.
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