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Transcript of Narrative Writing
Sequence of events that involve characters and a conflict.
Beginning, Middle, End
:is barely sketched & relatively unimportant. ex: Folktales
Characters are the people or personified animals in a story.
Often the character is the most important element in a story.
Multiple View Points
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.
Characters are developed in 4 ways:
"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.
Each student draws or writes a retelling of a page of a familiar story.
:is important to the story's effectiveness.
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.
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
Students write retellings of familiar stories in their own words.
Student-Directed Learning Activities
Narrative Writing- Describing the Setting- Lesson #2
Activity #1: Interesting Picture
Activity #3: Vehicle
Activity #2: Restaurant
Cooperative Classroom Activity: Outer Space
Accommodating for EL Writers
Wordless Picture Books
Narrative Writing Checklist