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Narrative show and tell lecture

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  • 1. Narrative WritingShow and Tell Technique
  • 2. Text One Text Two-Gulliver got up, realized that he - Gulliver had fallen asleep lying on hiswas tied to the floor and noticed back, and now he found that his arms and legs were tightly fastened to thehundreds of tiny people running ground. Across his body were numbersaround him. of thin but strong cords, and even his hair, which was very long, was pegged-He did not understand what down so securely that he could notwas happening and tried to free turn his head.himself from the ropes. - Gulliver had fallen asleep lying on his back, and now he found that his arms and legs were tightly fastened to the ground. Across his body were numbers of thin but strong cords, and even his hair, which was very long, was pegged down so securely that he could not turn his head.
  • 3. Text One Text Two-Gulliver noticed many tiny - Then many more small men began to swarmpeople running around over him. Gulliver let out such a roar of wonder and fright that they all turned and ran, many ofhim. them getting bad falls in their hurry to get out of danger. But very quickly the little people came-He did not understand back again.what was happening andtried to free himself from - Then he heard a great shouting, followed by a shrill little voice that called sharply, "Tolgothe ropes. phonac," and immediately, arrows like needles were shot into his hand, and another volley struck-Seeing this, the little him in the face.people started to attack. -Poor Gulliver covered his face with his hand, and lay groaning with pain. - Again he struggled to get loose. But the harder he fought for freedom, the more the little men shot arrows into him, and some of them even tried to run their spears into his sides.
  • 4. Choose which text is better.Criteria: Text One Text TwoDoes the text tell you aboutGulliver’s feelings?Does the text describe what washappening in detail?Does the text describe theenvironment/surroundings indetail?Does it describe the people andtheir character?
  • 5. Text Two is Better Because it showsyou a picture of what is happening.
  • 6. Show and Tell• Definition:• This can be done through: 1. Non-verbal communication 2. Describing surroundings/environment 3. Describing people 4. Describing what was happening (event/activity)
  • 7. Description of non-verbal communicationTelling ShowingHe was angry when he Upon realizing that his drink was drugged, his face turnedfound out that his red and his breathing became heavier. He pounded his fistdrink was drugged. on the table and demanded for an explanation.Gulliver was lost and Gulliver shook his head, unable to give an answer. Heconfused. frantically searched the map and fiddled with the compass. He had no clue where he was and didn’t know where to go from here. He sat back on his chair, gazed at the sky and let out a worried sigh.The little men shot arrows like needles were shot into his hand, and anotherarrows at Gulliver; he volley struck him in the face. Poor Gulliver covered his facewas in pain. with his hand, and lay groaning with pain. Again he struggled to get loose. But the harder he fought for freedom, the more the little men shot arrows into him, and some of them even tried to run their spears into his sides.
  • 8. Describing surroundings-Talk about the: * Weather (Breeze, Heat etc.) * Natural plants * Landscape (Mountains, valley etc.) * Buildings and StructuresTelling ShowingThe island was beautiful. With crystal clear waters and fine sand, the island before Gulliver was probably paradise. Coconuts trees were lined up neatly along the shores and swayed to the tunes of the wind.
  • 9. Describing people• What they are doing?• Their Character• Their behaviour• Their appearance Telling Showing That important man gave Gulliver a note That man, who from his brilliant uniform from the king. seemed to be an officer of very high rank, marched with some others on to Gullivers chest and held up to his eyes a paper which Gulliver understood to be an order from the King of the country.
  • 10. Happenings/Events DescriptionTelling ShowingWhen Gulliver was thirsty, the little When he signed that he was thirsty,people gave him food. they slung up on to his body two of their biggest casks of wine, and having rolled them forward to his hand they knocked out the heads of the casks. Gulliver drank them both off at a draught, and asked for more, for they held only about a small tumblerful each. But there was no more to be had.
  • 11. SHOW AND TELL TECHNIQUE SHOULD HAVE: DESCRIPTION OF DESCRIPTION OF NON-VERBAL DESCRIPTION OF WHAT IS SURROUNDINGSCOMMUNICATION PEOPLE HAPPENING/ AND EVENT ENVIRONMENT
  • 12. LET’S TRY!• Refer to page to of worksheet and read the first sentence.• Take two minutes and brainstorm what aspects of show and tell you can use with your partner.• Get ready to share with the class!
  • 13. Sentence 1: Gulliver got up, realized that he was tied to the floor and noticed hundreds of tiny people running around him.(possible answers from students to be scribed here)

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