TELLING A STORY    How to write    a narrative     paragraph
NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH•Objective •The author has experienced an unusual    incident, something worth telling •To relay what h...
ORGANIZATION Background  Beginning   Middle    End
BACKGROUND•Set the scene for the story •How you felt toward the incident •When the story happened •Where the story happened
SAMPLE•How to give background •I never believed in aliens before one    night last year. It was cold, dark winter    eveni...
BEGINNING•How the incident started •What you were doing before a strange    incident happened?
SAMPLE•Start from the beginning • I stopped to tie my shoes. When I    looked up again, I saw a round object    coming tow...
MIDDLE•Tell the story in a chronological manner •Main part of the story  •What happened next?
SAMPLE•Develop the story •It was very large and shiny. I couldn’t    believe what I was seeing. Before I    could shout or...
END•What happened after the incident •How you felt, lived your life, or how it   impacted your life after that
SAMPLE•How the story ended •When she picked up the phone, I    couldn’t say anything. I knew she would    think I was craz...
TIME EXPRESSION•How to make a story easy to follow •Time expression  •When/before/while/after
TIME EXPRESSION•TE + clause, noun, noun phrase •After the rain, the sun shines. •Before the waves hitting the shore,   eve...
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  • W unit 9

    1. 1. TELLING A STORY How to write a narrative paragraph
    2. 2. NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH•Objective •The author has experienced an unusual incident, something worth telling •To relay what happened to the readers, the author narrates the story •In chronological manner
    3. 3. ORGANIZATION Background Beginning Middle End
    4. 4. BACKGROUND•Set the scene for the story •How you felt toward the incident •When the story happened •Where the story happened
    5. 5. SAMPLE•How to give background •I never believed in aliens before one night last year. It was cold, dark winter evening, and I was walking home from a friend’s house.
    6. 6. BEGINNING•How the incident started •What you were doing before a strange incident happened?
    7. 7. SAMPLE•Start from the beginning • I stopped to tie my shoes. When I looked up again, I saw a round object coming toward me.
    8. 8. MIDDLE•Tell the story in a chronological manner •Main part of the story •What happened next?
    9. 9. SAMPLE•Develop the story •It was very large and shiny. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Before I could shout or run, the object suddenly moved and then disappeared. After the object disappeared, I ran all the way home and called my best friend.
    10. 10. END•What happened after the incident •How you felt, lived your life, or how it impacted your life after that
    11. 11. SAMPLE•How the story ended •When she picked up the phone, I couldn’t say anything. I knew she would think I was crazy. I never told anyone about my UFO sighting.
    12. 12. TIME EXPRESSION•How to make a story easy to follow •Time expression •When/before/while/after
    13. 13. TIME EXPRESSION•TE + clause, noun, noun phrase •After the rain, the sun shines. •Before the waves hitting the shore, everything was calm. •When she began to sing, the whole room became quiet. •While it was raining, the thunder struck.

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