Narrative writting

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NARRATIVE
Personal and story writing
NARRATIVE
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj-eh5VFsg0
NARRATIVE WRITING
A
Narrative is a STORY.
Narrative ~ A fictional
story you can make up all
of the events. (3rd person)
Personal Narrative~ A
TRUE story about an
event that happened in
your life. (1st Person)
ORDER
Beginning:
Introduce
characters, place
Middle:
Events
happen (Rising Actions)
Use details
Keep the events progressing
forward
End:
Result (Resolution)
NARRATIVE WRITING
 Tell
a fictional story.
 Write the events in order.
 Remember your plot diagrams.
 You can do flashbacks.
 Paragraphs can be any size.
INDENT!
 Still proper grammar, spelling and
capitalization.
DIALOGUE
 Indent
for each new speaker.
 Use quotation marks.
 Use commas inside the quotation
marks, then who said the words.
“Wow,” Jim said as he walked
down the eerie hallway to his
destination. “I can’t believe it!”
“Hey, wait up!” Joe yelled, as he
saw his friends shadow disappear
around the corner. Blah, blah, blah,
blah Blah, blah Blah, blah Blah,
Blah,blah Blah, blah Blah, blah Blah,
blah Blah, blah Blah.
“Relax bro,” Jim retorted.
BACK AND FORTH
CONVERSATION
“Look at that,” Jim said.
“I know,” whispered Joe.
“How do you know?”
“I just do.”
“Yeah, right.”
(You can stop using their names
each time when they talk back
and forth right away).
CONTINUED TALKING
 No
Capital letter if you continue
after you write: I said or Joe
said
“Sir,” I said to the officer, “the
kid just broke his arm.”
NARRATIVE VOCABULARY
Cause
and effect: Do
something, something
happens
Chronological
order:
Events go in order of TIME
NARRATIVE VOCABULARY
Flashback:
Go back in time to
explain an event or feeling
Foreshadowing: Hints to future
events
Adjectives: Describe nouns
Sensory language: See, hear, feel,
taste, smell
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
Idiom:
Piece of cake
Personification: The wind was
screaming…
Oxymoron: Jumbo shrimp
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
Simile:
She was like a tiger on the
court.
Metaphor: She was a tiger…
Hyperbole: I am so hungry I could
eat a horse. I am so tired I could die.
Alliteration: Billy Bob bought a
bright blue BMW.
POINT OF VIEW
First Person: Character is the
narrator. Use “I” and “we”
Second Person: When the narrator
puts the reader in place of the main
character. Uses “you”
Third Person Limited: Only see the
perspective of one character.
POINT OF VIEW
Third Person Omniscient:
The narrator knows the thoughts of
all characters. You see the story from
many perspectives.
CHARACTER TRAITS
CLASS COPY
 Read through with partner
 Think of fav. Fictional character
 Fav book, movie, TV show

Follow the flow chart and diagrams
 Copy and complete them in your
 NB: writing section
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“HOME RUN”
Read the poem
 Analyze how the moment gets slowed down
 Answer the questions in your NB: writing section
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GROUP WORK
You will be working in groups and analyzing 4
different personal narratives
 For each of the narratives you must use
SOAPSTone

“We’re Poor”
 “Salvation”
 “Frank Sinatra’s Gum”
 “The Death of a Moth”

“MY DECISION AT DAIRY QUEEN”
PERSONAL NARRATIVE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWHc5Yar6Ps
 What is an important lesson you learned?
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