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Narrative Writing

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Brianna Twigg

on 23 November 2014

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Transcript of Narrative Writing

Narrative Writing
Stories
Plot
Sequence of events that involve characters and a conflict.
Beginning, Middle, End

Setting
Backdrop Setting
:is barely sketched & relatively unimportant. ex: Folktales
Characters
Characters are the people or personified animals in a story.
Often the character is the most important element in a story.
First-Person
Omniscient
Limited Omniscient
Objective
Multiple View Points
Theme
By: Becca White, Brianna Twigg, Beth Reecer & Lydia Fernandez
...accounts of a series of events told in chronological order. They include characters, a setting, and a plot in which a problem is identified and later solved. pg. 196
Point of View
The underlying meaning of the story.
Explicit
Implicit
Characters are developed in 4 ways:
Appearance
Action
Dialogue
Monologue
"Tension or opposition between forces in the plot"(180).
Usually takes one of four forms:
Conflict between a character and nature.
Conflict between a character and a society.
Conflict between characters.
Conflict within a character.

Retelling Stories
Conflict
Class Collaboration
Each student draws or writes a retelling of a page of a familiar story.
Integral Setting
:is important to the story's effectiveness.
Plot Development
Oral Retelling
Students retell familiar stories to small groups of classmates.
Retelling With Pictures
Students retell a favorite story by drawing a series of pictures to create a wordless book.
Four steps:
A problem introduces conflict(beginning)
Characters face "roadblocks" as they try to solve the problem(middle)
High point(separates middle and end)
Problem is solved(end)
Dimensions of Setting
Location
Weather
Time
Time Period
Four viewpoints
Written Retellings
Students write retellings of familiar stories in their own words.
Incorporating Technology
Student-Directed Learning Activities
Narrative Writing- Describing the Setting- Lesson #2
CJ Hatcher
examiner.com
Activity #1: Interesting Picture
Activity #3: Vehicle
Activity #2: Restaurant
Cooperative Classroom Activity: Outer Space
Accommodating for EL Writers
Wordless Picture Books
Story Mapping
Collaborative Stories
Narrative Writing Checklist
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