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  • 1. Narrative Writing Secondary I Mrs. Krespil
  • 2. What is a narrative?
    • Story
    • Plot-driven
    • Has a beginning / middle / end
    • Has a purpose
  • 3. Essential Ingredients
    • Focuses on an incident or series of related events.
    • Develops plot, character, and setting with specific detail.
    • Uses description and dialogue to develop setting and character.
    • Shows events rather than just telling about them.
    • Establishes and maintains a tone and point of view.
    • Organized in a logical and effective manner, such as chronological order, flashback, or flash-forward.
  • 4. The Plot
    • The plot refers to all of the events and actions that make up the story. There are 5 basic parts to every plot:
    • Introduction
    • Rising Action
    • Climax
    • Falling Action
    • Resolution
  • 5.  
  • 6. Introduction
    • Introduces readers to the main characters and to the setting
  • 7. Rising Action
    • The main part of a narrative
    • The main character struggles with the conflict during the rising action
  • 8. Climax
    • The most exciting part of the narrative
  • 9. Falling Action
    • Tells readers what the main character does after the climax
    • Sometimes reveals what the main character felt about what has happened
  • 10. Resolution
    • Brings the story to a natural, thought-provoking, or surprising end
  • 11. Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away. That is, running away in a heat of anger with a knapsack on her back. She didn’t like discomfort; even picnics were untidy and inconvenient; all those insects and the sun melting the icing on the cupcakes. Therefore, she decided that her leaving home would not just be running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere. To a large place, a comfortable place, an indoor place, and preferably a beautiful place. And that’s why she decided on the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.